Mechanics

DODGE VAN STEERING PROBLEM

2000 Dodge Van • 135,000 miles

As I was driving home, the steering gradually diminished in my ability to turn left. By the time I got home, the van would not turn left at all. It still turns right fine.
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Luckydanski
December 10, 2012.




Is steering wheel like stuck turning left or wheel turns but van does not steer left? Any noise from pump like whine?Checked P/S fluid?

Docfixit
Dec 10, 2012.
No, it is not stuck. The steering wheel turns freely to the right but when you turn the steering wheel back to the left, it ends with the tires straight. No noises and the fluid is fine.

Tiny
Luckydanski
Dec 10, 2012.
Suspect fault in steering sector shaft neeed to inspect steering components best if done by a professional
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Docfixit
Dec 10, 2012.
So what happened?

Docfixit
Dec 12, 2012.
Apparently the steering box broke away from the frame which had rusted through and the box was floating around when trying to turn.

Tiny
Luckydanski
Dec 15, 2012.

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