POWER STEERING PROBLEMS?

  • Tiny
  • TZweng
  • 2006 Dodge Ram
  • 71,000 miles

I am having power steering problems. I replaced my pump about a month ago, and had no issues for about two weeks. My wife was driving my son to school and she heard a loud noise and she was unable to make her next turn. I took the truck, put it on jacks and turned the wheels to the left and right to get the air out, and it improved. Since then I have started driving and I am hearing a loud noise while driving and it is silent at nuetral. I have no sign of leaks anywhere, I replaced the serpentine belt, and my rack and pinion seems to still be functioning because my wheel still rotates back to center after completing a turn. Could this be a result of a faulty new pump or is there something else triggering this?

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 2:19 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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The noise is probably something else, we can't hear it so can't give a diagnosis. Have apro listen to it

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 3:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • TZweng
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I forgot to mention in my original post athat I have basically no power assist, even when engine rpms are high.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 3:44 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Well you could have the seals inside the rack bad, leaking internally causing no power steering

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 3:59 PM

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