Trouble turning left. Stiff/tight.

15

Asked by Jan 10, 2014 at 09:02 PM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Dodge Dakota 2wd. I replaced the power steering pump about a year to 2
years ago. I am having problems with it wanting to turn to the left. It's really stiff and hard
but just to the left. Power steering fluid is full with no leaks. I jacked it up and while on the
jack it turns fine to the left. What could be the problem?

2 Answers

97,215

Sounds like a control valve problem inside the steering rack.

15

To fix that, would I have to replace the whole steering rack?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,050
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,040
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,899 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,129 Great Deals out of 191,043 listings starting at $290
Used Toyota Tacoma
570 Great Deals out of 42,603 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger
183 Great Deals out of 5,624 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Frontier
337 Great Deals out of 20,818 listings starting at $1,250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
807 Great Deals out of 68,314 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,351 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
286 Great Deals out of 21,041 listings starting at $1,125
Used Dodge Ram 2500
132 Great Deals out of 5,113 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 195 listings starting at $6,975
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $7,595
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 285 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 560 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.