Power steering help

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Asked by Jun 28, 2014 at 09:18 PM about the 2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving last night and lost
steering. The reservoir was empty
after I just filled it at home. I left the
car sit over night and went to look
today and there was a pile of steering
fluid under the car. I have replaced the
pump and hoses. I am not sure what
my next step should be. Please help

10 Answers

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Have you repaired the leak?

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I don't know how it is getting out. After changing the pump, I put the fluid in while the person that was working on it was underneath it and saw no leaking from the pump or hoses

101,795

Have them double check all hose connections and hoses. A small inspection mirror is useful to look in the tight areas.

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Is there any possibility that I need to replace the steering rack and pinion?

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101,795

Anything is possible but without locating where the fluid is coming out you will just be throwing good money at the issue without solving anything. Is it still leaking the fluid out on to the ground?

101,795

Did they properly prime the power steering pump? If they did not get all the air out of the system it will not work.

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What do I do if it wasn't primed?

210,775

Priming removes the air from the system not allowing the pump and system to work properly. Your steering wheel will be hard to turn. Dandy is dead on, you will need to determine where the leak is first, repair it, the add the fluid again while priming, that is done by turning the wheel back and forth lock to lock after adding some fluid. Never allow the reservoir to run dry to such in air while doing it

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did you check the seal on steering gear box , bottom seal where pittman arm attaches http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs/job-info/en/US/04001001.jpg/1.image

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I have 2000 Dodge Durango. Uv replaced both power steering pump & rack & pion. Still hard to turn. Added fresh fluids

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