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Steering Problem

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Troybaseball21, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Troybaseball21

    Troybaseball21 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 89

    Truck has a problem returning to center when driving down the road. I can go around corners, and the wheel will just stay there and keep turning (either direction). I have already replaced the power steering pump, and was just told I needed ball joints, and 1 u-joint. Anyone else have problem similar to this.
  2. duff daddy

    duff daddy Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    from what ive seen w/the 1/2 3/4 and 1 ton trucks that come in i dont see a huge ration of this complaint but what i can say is that if an axle u-joint is binding severly that it COULD have an issue on return to center, but also is could be a p/s rack issue as well
  3. BulldogPS

    BulldogPS Member
    Messages: 35

    U-JOINTS, I have already replaced all of mine. Dodge does not put grease fittings in their suspension components. Had similar problem but not as severe. Also was told dodge having problems with power steering unit and steering box. My power steering is starting to whine and fail intermittently.
  4. duff daddy

    duff daddy Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    i dont see a lot here but it is common (chrysler dealer where i work but it is common)
  5. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    You need to check all suspension parts as the alignment is going to dictate how well the steering returns to center (obviously if its unimpeded by the other problems listed).. Any worn ball joint is going to change alignment considerably.
  6. chazmanian

    chazmanian Member
    Messages: 93

    Ball joints from what I have been told are very "Suspect" in our trucks....But and this is a big but, Check that the trackbar bolts arent loose as well as the pittman arm to tierod connection.