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2001 Dodge Caravan Question: difficult steering left after starting, but only in cold weather.

 

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cboesch, 3.3L V6, Palm Springs, CA, October 21, 2012, 14:17
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It feels like I have no power steering, but only after the first few left turns after starting my car. It feels like a knot or blockage, and there is a noise and steering returns to normal. It can be dangerous since I can overcompersate when regular steering returns. A few times I have experiences same problem turning right.

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    October 21, 2012, 15:14
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    steering rack is failing and needs to be replaced.

    Roy

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    cboesch, October 22, 2012, 16:39
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    many thanks for your answer. however, I am a senior and don't have a clue what a steering rack consists of. is is one part or a whole series of parts? can you give a rough estimate of repair. thankx for any additional info.

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