1998 dodge ram 1500 power steering issue?
I have a 1998 dodge ram 1500 pick up. I was driving to work and when i started driving the steering was rough going left to right. when straight the car runs normal. but any kind on turning the steering wheel the car makes a rough sound and shakes. almost as if its grinding. i was told that this could be a power steering pump. any ideas?
- lagarbo89fxrsLv 610 years agoBest Answer
Most likely the pump is on it's way out. Or the serpentine belt's tension er is not doing it's job. I've seen allot of the A/C compressors go bad on dodge trucks, including my own. Good luck and hope this helps.Source(s): Certified Auto Tech.
- Anonymous10 years ago
This truck does not have rack and pinion steering, so that is not the problem. You should take this in for an inspection immediately. This is either a steering gear or front suspension issue, especially since it is shaking on turns. A good front end shop will likely check it out for little or nothing, and then you will know if this is something that is very dangerous. I could be, so take it in ASAP.Source(s): 10 years in auto service.
- 10 years ago
Sounds like the power steering pump or rack and pinion. Check the p/s fluid level