Problem With Power Steering/Rubber Smell

Jay Randazzo

Asked by Jun 03, 2016 at 06:43 AM about the 2005 Dodge Stratus R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi I Have A 2005 Dodge Stratus I wanna
know before I go buying anything to fix my
car I wanna make sure it's not something
else okay well The Power steering Example
when I start the car there is no whineing or
squealing even not in motion but i turn the
wheel its hard to turn and it squeals an
wines but when the cars in motion the wheel
turns with no hesitation at all only when. Its
not in motion Why? My Power Steering
Pump Failing? or the Power Steering Belt

Okay another question
When my car goes up hill an soon as I'm on
the top hill I smell Rubber Burning Bad What
could it be? Belts Are Bad? Or Belts

Please text Me At
(845)866 3347

1 Answer


Check the serpentine belt and all idlers pulleys, along with the belt tensioner. The standard practice is to replace all of these at the same time. 80,000- 100,000 MAX!

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