2000 Dodge Dakota Power Steering Noise

Tiny
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Steering problem
2000 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 2000 dodge dakota with a 3.8 V6. The truck
has a constant power steering whine. I have replaced the pump twice with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This has to be the worst vehicle I have ever owned!
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 9:59 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
Did you replace the pump with a factory pump or an aftermarket remufactured?

Joe
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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The dealer replaced it the first time, I put an after market in after that.
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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The dealer replaced it the first time, I put an after market in after that. I am thinking that it may be the
fluid that was used, I put in ATF after the dealer replaced the pump and also put in ATF. I am going to drain the system and put in the recommended fluid
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Hi Again:
You can try that. BG or Valvoline, I can't remember which, makes a product that actually services the PS pump. Here in Pa, some of the quick lubes offer a service that removes all the old fluid and replaces it with new plus an additive.

Let me know what you decide.

Joe
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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I drain and flushed the power steering system and replaced the fluid with the dealer recommended with no luck, the pump still whines just as much.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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The only thing I can say is it's the pump. I will ask some of the other techs and see if they have any other suggestions.

Is there any warranty on the present pump?
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 10:59 PM

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