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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152015

Dakota 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


Power steering doesn't work when starting up. Comes back to 90% after driving 10 miles or so. This is not safe because the wheel does not come back to center with out turning it back to center. I don't know what to do because of reading what others have tried to fix the problem to no avail. I want to keep the vehicle but not if problem cant be fixed and be made safe. Other than those I like the truck.

Update from May 6, 2016: had the intermediate shaft or lower power steering shaft replaced and seems to be 100% fixed.......for now. $191.00 out the door. The issue was easily identified and obvious. Will post again if fix is temporary.

- , Toledo, OH, USA

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