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I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan that is making a terrible noise when I turn the car left or right. I took it to the dealership and they said it was air in the lines of the power steering pump. I know some things about cars and this can

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA If, there is air in the power steering lines, then there is a breach of pressure in the system somewhere...there is air entering from some place. do u have an extended warranty?? If a dealership has looked at it and the concern has returned, take it back to them...as I am a service manager, my experience is to keep a good relationship with the customer. You may still be under factory warranty, I would talk to the service manager on resolving this concern.

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Tabitha, If air gets into the power steering pump you will get the type of noise you are talking about. The fix for this is to add power steering fluid and turn the steering wheel from side to side until all the air is "burped" out. This may be what they did when you took it in. If the noise is back then you should take it back to them. Many times if air is in the pump then there is a leak somewhere. Adding fluid isn't always the answer, you need to fix the problem of the leak. Let them know that the noise is back so that further diagnosis can be made. Good luck. Lori Johnson New from Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at www.askpatty.com/carblabber http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2007/08/blab-about-your.html

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