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Old 03-06-2014, 06:56 PM
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I have an 07 megacab hemi and after some offroad adventures noticed the wheel was getting hard to turn. I replaced the power steering pump which seemed to remedy the problem a little bit, but just 2 days later it was back. Now if I am stopped at idle i cannot turn the wheel at all. I have to be on the gas to get the wheel to turn. When on the gas everything feels fine.

Did the power steering pump go out again, or is my steering gear messed up? Also worth noting I did not see any signs of pinched lines and when I drained the old fluid it was a normal color. It also is not leaking as far as I can see. The high pressure line was also replaced maybe 2 years ago as well.

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What kind of pump did you buy. I went through 2 after market pumps from nappa and where both bad. My friend said he had same issue with after market pumps on a durango. Didnt want spend $300 on a new one so I went to the junk yard and got a factory one used for $45
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sounds like a bad pump. I currently have the same issue on my 01. if you bought it from a chain store like autozone, napa, oreillys, etc it's not uncommon to get a dud once in a while as they are not "brand new" parts, only reconditioned. it's up to you if you wanna try your luck again and swap the pump under the warranty or bite the bullet and buy new to guarantee no more problems. I've seen new pumps for < $300 just search around online
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Is the reservoir foamy or bubbly? Might have a leak that is sucking in air. If it is I'd start looking on the suction side(pump inlet line)
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i just recently had the same type of situation.. Mine was the rack and pinion seal on drivers side all the fluid leaked into the boot which held it in except for a slight drip here and there.. I could not figure out where all the fluid went, replaced rack and all is good.
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I have the same problem, at idle no p/s. Then I bring the RPM up to about 1000 and good to go. It started doing this as soon as I changed my S-belt. Should I change the pump or is there any chance it could just be the pulley?
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I also had a similar issue. I had a pump installed, went out a couple months later and then left me stranded. Had another pump installed and the shop noticed it was getting hot and that there wasn't a very good flow with the fluid so they checked it again and there was some obstructions coming from the rack so i had to replace the entire rack. Wasn't a cheap fix, but 2 months later everything is working like it should.

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