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matthylland
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8/10/2005
20:54:37

Subject: hard steering on 2003 dakota
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I am hoping some people here can help me with my problem...
for almost a year now my truck (a 2003 quad cab v8 dakota) has been steering very hard. It is as though the power-steering is only working 50%.
It is still under warranty, and i have had it into the shop many times. they have replaced the control arms (the left once twice and the right one once), the steering box, checked the power-steering and all its components, and made sure the tires are balanced and alligned.
I am out of ideas and very frustrated...has anyone had any problems with this? or have any ideas on what else could be wrong?

thank you for your help
matt



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8/11/2005
08:31:57

RE: hard steering on 2003 dakota
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I have the same 03 as you and no prob. do you have stock tires or big aftermarket tires. if you have big aftermarket tires it would be harder to turn the wheels. other than that I really dont know. if they basically replaced all that. they may need to replaced the power steering pump.



matthylland
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8/11/2005
10:52:00

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no, it is just stock tires.
thank you for your help, the dealer/shop is about 30 minutes away, but i guess next time i head over there i will have that on my list for things for them to check.



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8/14/2005
22:11:40

RE: hard steering on 2003 dakota
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just remember something. is the truck a 4x4? if so have then check and see if the transfer case is fully dis engageing. I know one time myine didnt fully dis engage and the steering was hard to turn. have themn check this if its a 4x4



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