dodge caravan noisy steering DIY fix
The 3rd and 4rth generation dodge caravans Are notorious for developing loud and hard power steering. Most people think that it is either the pump or the rack but it is probably just the screen built into the power steering reservoir. Dodge uses inferior hoses that start to degrade after about 50,000 miles and that material plugs the screen causing the pump to starve for fluid. Your best bet is to change the reservoir and hoses but this little fix should get you through another 50,000 miles or so.
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