Having problems with your 2000 Dodge Neon ?

Steering went out what to do

\015 I have a 2000 dodge neon and all of a sudden the steering became very stiff and i couldn't turn it very much at all. I think i need to replace the tensioner but i can't find a diagram to make sure and see what i am doing. Now my steering wheel is locked and i can't even turn the ignition over. Help please?!?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-07-2017

Answers :

Is the belt that turns the power steering pump loose or broken? You mention replacing the tensioner, so I'm guessing the belt is too loose. If it isn't spinning the power steering pump, the steering would be very difficult. The tensioner should have a mark on it which helps to determine if it is worn and needs replacement. This is a good time to replace the belt also, if needed. Once the tensioner is replaced, you will still have difficulty with the steering wheel and ignition until you can start the car. You might try to raise the front end, so turning the steering wheel will be somewhat easier. A slight turn to the right or left should allow you to get the key to turn, and once started, it should be ok.
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