Now what happened??!!!

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Hey there,
Anyone available to enlighten me on how to proceed with this issue?
Just got off the highway from a 300 mi trip. Everything was fine. Next morning I get in the truck (2016 Ram 1500 Limited Crew cab 5.7L) and try to do a three point turn to get out of the driveway and discover the wheels will make a complete turn to the right and will align straight but will only turn to the left about an 8th of a steering wheel rotation to the left. I haven't had a chance to look at anything yet but was hoping someone had some incite on this issue from experience and would have a concrete answer as to what's going on with it.
Thanks ahead of time for your inputs!
Dan
 

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Electronic steering wheel issue. What, hmmm, I am not a mechanic, so there I have no input, unless somehow U have something jammed up in the steering preventing it from turning??? Something wrong/out with the rack, IMHO...
 

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Electronic steering wheel issue. What, hmmm, I am not a mechanic, so there I have no input, unless somehow U have something jammed up in the steering preventing it from turning??? Something wrong/out with the rack, IMHO...
I think you may be correct sir. Hopefully a wire connection or something not as costly as a new Elect. R&P. Just not getting why it goes right fully but not left at all.
 

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Pop hood ,locate thre steering shaft there is a u-joint on it ,spay the heck out of it with penetrating oil . This is a common occurrence, I give it a 75% chance maybe higher , if it doesn’t work it’s probably the rack n pinion. Let us know how it turns out.
 

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Pop hood ,locate thre steering shaft there is a u-joint on it ,spay the heck out of it with penetrating oil . This is a common occurrence, I give it a 75% chance maybe higher , if it doesn’t work it’s probably the rack n pinion. Let us know how it turns out.
 

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So is it the u joint where the steering wheel shaft connects to the rack and pinion?
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Okay, sorry for the delay. Picked up a can of PB blaster today after work.
Poped the hood checked out the u joint. Sure as sh.. it was coroded a bunch. I sprayed it down hit it with a hammer and now waiting for the wife to bring the key fob home so I can check it. I'll follow up tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
 

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Okay, sorry for the delay. Picked up a can of PB blaster today after work.
Poped the hood checked out the u joint. Sure as sh.. it was coroded a bunch. I sprayed it down hit it with a hammer and now waiting for the wife to bring the key fob home so I can check it. I'll follow up tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Gonna make me go out and pop the hood and look just to see what U R talking about, LOL... I got a MY 19, bought in Aug 2018, it best be good to go, lol.
 
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