1999 Dodge Intrepid Q&A

1999 Dodge Intrepid Question: Thumping noise in steering

I have a 99 dodge intrepid with a thumping noise in the steering. This noise only occurs when you are pulling out of a parking spot and are only moving the car with idle speed. It makes a loud thumping noise when the steering wheel is turned. The power steering pump is also very loud at start up and at idle. When I drive the car at high speeds the steering doesn't make the thumping noise. I'm wondering if this sound is in the rack or something else. Any suggestions would be great on a solution. One other thing, while driving the steering wheel is very slow after making a turn meaning it doesn't turn back to main position without my help. Thanks -
Answer 1
Sounds like the Steering Rack is failing, but should have this diagnosed by a trained tech as not to do unnecessary repairs -