power steering hard to steer at idle

power steering hard to steer at idle

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grammys ride

AOL

#1 Nov 9, 2009
2000 dodge caravan power steering hard to steer at idle but bring rpm's up and van steers normal checked idle speed its fine at 750rpm just replaced rack and pump dont know what went wrong flushed system twice before installing anything ? help going crazy on this end thanks
Vince

East Saint Louis, IL

#2 Feb 5, 2010
Very common problem, the system has air in it, got in when the rack got replaced. Tell the mechanic to bleed the air out of the system. Raise the front end off the ground and turm the wheels back and forth from lock to lock, about 30 to 50 times.
V Lamont

Apo, AE

#3 Feb 16, 2016
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L power steering is very hard at all times. Had a shop replace the Rack & Pinion and now I have this. Initially I was told the inner tie rod was bad this is why the vehicle couldn't be aligned. Every since the rack has been replaced my steering is extremely difficult to turn either way. Any suggestions? I have taken the vehicle back and the mechanic says it's fine that my problem is somewhere else??
mrsjcobb1

United States

#4 Mar 4, 2016
V Lamont wrote:
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L power steering is very hard at all times. Had a shop replace the Rack & Pinion and now I have this. Initially I was told the inner tie rod was bad this is why the vehicle couldn't be aligned. Every since the rack has been replaced my steering is extremely difficult to turn either way. Any suggestions? I have taken the vehicle back and the mechanic says it's fine that my problem is somewhere else??
We have the same problem with our 99 dodge caravan. Its the weirdest thing while driving on roads its hard to turn. But on gravel roads it works just fine. It used to work in the rain. The previous owner said they just replaced the pump but it still didnt work. Fluid gets low i fill it up. It helps a little but not much. Can we just make all roads gravel so i can save my arms? Jk. I wish i knew what the problem was. I guess i will just have arms like Rhonda till i get this fixed.

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