AS I WAS DRIVING HOME THE STEERING GRADUALLY ...

  • Tiny
  • Luckydanski
  • 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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Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 6:59 PM

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  • Tiny
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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?

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Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • Luckydanski
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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.

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Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 8:32 PM
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Suspect fault in steering sector shaft neeed to inspect steering components best if done by a professional

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Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 9:52 PM
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So what happened?

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 4:24 PM
  • Tiny
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Apparently the steering box broke away from the frame which had rusted through and the box was floating around when trying to turn.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 1:42 PM

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