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Power steering i have a 2002 dodge dakota with only 49000 miles when i drive it for 10 miles the steering wheel gets hard and makes a noise when you turn the wheel. i open the hood the power steering fluid comes out and gets all over my engine. i changed the power steering more then 2 times and same thing happens they to me i have to change the rack and pinon. what should i do.

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    fluid leaks out of boot when you turn the wheel

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    anyone have this problem before?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    It only happens when the steering wheel is turned, going slow.

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I can say that dodge used a really crappy glue to hold the reservoir together in the stratus. Not sure about the dakota. My brother in law's reservoir split where it was glued and the fluid kept pooring on the exhaust and caught fire.

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It sounds like you've got a really bad leak in a hose/pump/reservoir

plus, power steering fluid isn't the greatest for cleaning the engine with ;)

Keep an eye on the serpentine belt, b/c the leaking fluid might eat it up and cause premature failure.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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