Steering and Suspension
Power Steering
Dodge Ram
Toyota Camry

You have a 99 Dodge Ram 4x4 the power steering started to act up so you replaced the power steering pump twice However it still is hard to turn and pulses can anyone come up with what the problem?

121314

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2005-11-01 01:31:40
2005-11-01 01:31:40

Is the pressure in spec? Check for a possible restriction hydrolically if under. It may have nothing to do with the power steering system however. IF you get the front end off the ground, withe the wheels turns easly when you grab one side at the 3 & 9 o'clock position? IF tight, disconnect the tie rod ends and again try turning them to check for ball joint stiffness trouble. If tightness is gone, check back into the rack or tie rods, if you had a car, the strut bearing would be questionable also.

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

someone said torque converter. mechanic tried replacing high pressure hose but problem still there. I thought power steering pump cos it was replaced December 2012 and problem started soon after. mechanic (bates) said the problem is hard to diagnose. this information was added by the original poster

User Avatar

I had the same problem with my legend and I replaced the main relay: Started right up!

User Avatar

The squeak possibly could be tierods. My '98 Mercury had a bit of a squeak coming from under the front and I figured it to be just old car sounds coming on. The steering started getting a bit tight and shaky, from there I was told the steering trouble was undiagnosable, but the tirods needed replacement and the squeaking was what alerted them to that. I went to a different mechanic to have that fixed and they told me the steering trouble was definitely related to the tierod. After they replaced that the squeak and steering trouble was gone.

User Avatar

mine just started the same thing. my mechanic says that he replaced a wire within the steering wheel and that did it for another vehicle - same model, year.

User Avatar

First, why was the battery replaced? If there was a pre-existing problem (like a bad starter, for example), replacing the battery will not solve the problem. If, however, the car started fine before battery replacement, then the problem could be that the battery terminals (clamps) were not sufficiently tightened. Don't laugh, but there have been instances where the plastic cap(s) covering the new battery's positive and negative terminals were not removed (duh!). Remove those plastic caps.

User Avatar

Bad flasher? Switch? Bulbs? you may also have a short in your steering column, i had a similar problem and after merely adjusting the steering wheel height and playing around with the blinker they started working again, good luck

User Avatar

I am trying to find out the same answer...I've replaced the battery and it didn't change anything. I took it to a local Auto Parts store where they tested the starter and said it was fine. I've noticed mine started during cold weather, but from time to time has the same problem whether hot or cold. I also just replaced the power steering pump. Good luck! I love my 94 Celica!!

User Avatar

If the problem started after you replaced a fuse, you need to check that the fuse is good and installed properly.

User Avatar

I had a problem with my 97 deville air ride and the fuse in the trunk labeled RSS was missing so I replaced it and the shocks started working.

User Avatar

I have a 1993 Jeep GC Larado also. Recently I didn't have spark either. I replaced my coil: didn't fix the problem. Then I started to think that it might be as simple as a fuse. There is a fuse panel under the hood where all the ABS controls are, inside is a 20amp fuse that controls the ignition. Mine was blown, once I replaced it, the vehicle started perfectly.

User Avatar

I had a 1986 cj that had the same problem. Couldn't find the problem until the dimmer switch on the floorboard went out. Replaced the switch and the gauge lights started to work.

User Avatar

I had the same problem and found it was the "Map sensor" I replaced it and the car runs fine now

User Avatar

It began in 1948 and was replaced in 1955 by WTO.

User Avatar

I have a 2004 Sierra as well and am experiencing the same problem. Only started happening when it got really hot outside. My leafsprings started squeaking as well. If you find a solution let me know. Good Luck.

User Avatar

Does the pitch of the noise changes as you turn the steering wheel? Then I believe it is your power steering pump and very common problem for first generation Minis. If not, i think it is your cooling fan somehow running very loud.

User Avatar

yes your battery may be duff, however it would be worth getting your charge rate checked by a garage as the problem can also mean an alternator problem

User Avatar

My mechanic (who I trust) replaced my O2 sensor and exhaust manifold and the problem went away.

User Avatar

I'm not sure this will help but I have 1998 XLT that had the same no brake light issue. When I adjusted the tilt steering the lights started working. The problem I found was in the main light harness coming from the steering column. When the steering was tilted down the wire that controlls the tail lamps would short to ground. I actually had to unwrap the harness and repair the wire to resolve this issue.

User Avatar

There has always been that problem but it mainly started when people started to eat lots of processed food

User Avatar

I would have your mechanic disconnect the manifold, to see if that rectifies the problem. Your catalytic converter may have started to collapse.

User Avatar

could be a bad battery connection or dead battery i had the same problem with my jeep Did you check the starter motor itself without the solenoid? Quite possibly worn brushes and/or dirty/worn/shorting motor armature. could be the ignition switch, is the clicking coming from under the steering column?


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.