2002 Chrysler Town and Country steering loss

Tiny
CHOWLETT
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Hi,

In the past year my car loses power steering when I back out of parking spots. Usually this happens after/during rain. My mechanic replaced both the rack and pinion and the pump. Yesterday during a very heavy rain I lost the steering when backing up again. It kicks back in after I go back and forward a couple times to get out of the spot.

Any insight is much appreciated.

Thank you very much
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 12:58 PM

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Tiny
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The most common problem is the belt gets wet. There is a plastic shield that covers the belts, but many times they get dammaged and allow water to get to the belt. What I suggest is to check that and make sure the belt is tight. I believe you have a serp belt on the van but a seperate belt for the PS pump. Check to make sure it is tight.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 1:24 PM

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