definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,050 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182005

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,600 miles


Power steering locked up and couldn't turn to the right. Also affected the braking system as it has diesel engine and uses the hydra-vac system. With no warning it locked up and it made it almost impossible to turn to the right. Tests show the pressure was above normal when taken to a shop. Just bought this truck in Feb of 2005 and at the time has 45600 miles on it. E-mailed Chrysler motor company and inquired if they have had other complaints about this and they refused to answer. I do have the old steering gear box after they replaced it along with a sample of the fluid.

- Hollandale, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 082003

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
While driving at 50 mph suddenly steering wheel became hard to turn and locked up. This was caused by the steering gear box being tightened too tight at time of manufacturing, per dealership. The dealership replaced the part.

- Anderson, MO, USA

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