Power steering locks up while driving

Tiny
CRIPPS
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  • 2010 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 4.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
When it locks up it doesn't stall, usally at low rpm, you can shut it off start it back up and its fine. This only happens when its below 45deg. Cold start up is super stiff half turn one way than the other and its fine, has a new pump. Super quiet
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Thursday, November 13th, 2014 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like the rack and pinion is bad. Have you checked it for leaks? Check to see if there is PS fluid leaking where the inner tire rods are covered by a rubber boot. Many times the seal goes bad, causes a stiff steering, and when you loosen the boot, it is full of PS fluid.

Let me know what you find. Also, make sure the belt is tight on the PS pump.
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Thursday, November 13th, 2014 AT 4:08 PM

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