Last post on Aug 07, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#31 of 40 Floating Steering Wheel
Mar 25, 2010 (6:33 am)
I have a '98 Dodge Dakota- V-6, with 4 wheel drive. Its got about 222,230 miles on it. It runs fine. Recently I had changed out the idler arm, inner and outer tie rods, upper and lower ball joints.Two new front tires, with an alignment. Replaced the steering lower shaft as well.
My question is why do I still have a 1 inch FLOAT in the steering? What am I missing? The power steeing pump could use a seal kit, I am leaking a little fluid and have since used LUCAS to thicken it up; and that works fine for now.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
#32 of 40 Power steering goes on and off
Apr 02, 2010 (1:03 pm)
My 2004 Dakota (55K miles) has begun periodically acting as if the power steering is not functioning. Sometimes if you turn a little you have power, then none, then power, etc. Other times just plain no power. Sometimes it works fine. I don't see any leaks and the fluid level stays constant.
I see other discussions that sound similar to mine, but I don't see what the solution was.
#33 of 40 Re: Power steering goes on and off [fordracer350]
Apr 13, 2010 (11:55 am)
I have the same problem with power steering.
Has any one come up with any possible solutions
#34 of 40 Re: Power steering goes on and off [fordracer350]
Apr 13, 2010 (1:18 pm)
I had problems with mine also, intermittent failure and then good then just hard to turn.
took it to local wrencher and he replaced the steering knuckle on column and it's fine now. He said it's common on Dakotas.
#35 of 40 2001 dakota rwd 4.7 steering loose
Sep 11, 2010 (1:30 pm)
#36 of 40 2001 dakota rwd 4.7 steering loose
Sep 11, 2010 (1:30 pm)
my dakota steer to the right when wheel released, it has almost a 1/2 inch of play in the steering wheel the right wheel has no play in it when i jacked it up. but the left has some play front to back but up and down is good. any ideas on what it could be.
#37 of 40 dodge dakota 2006
Jul 30, 2012 (9:20 am)
have chirping noise when turning right or left what gives, just bought the truck less than a week ago payed 16000 dealer says I am on my own, wait and see if it goes away,
#38 of 40 Re: dodge dakota 2006 [kellyj99]
Jul 30, 2012 (10:17 am)
Power steering pump? Maybe just cavitating?
#39 of 40 what is cavitating?
Jul 30, 2012 (11:55 am)
#40 of 40 Re: dodge Dakota 2006 [srs_49]
Aug 07, 2012 (9:49 am)
seems it was built up rust on caliper and pads ,so they say been in the shop as of 3 times, we will see seems to come 2 days after being in for repairs