Further investigation reveled a large puddle of power steering fluid on my garage floor. The contact noticed that there was also fluid leaking from the vehicle. The best thing to do it to take off the power steering lines where the connect to the steering rack. I balked and pushed the issue. Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. Jan 04, 2015 From the Factory Service Manual, you can get one relatively cheap from. I try and buy american made, but enough is enough.
I didn't get to finish my sentence when he cut me off and told me to pay the deductible or take it somewhere else. While the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an unrelated issue, the contact was informed that there was fluid leaking from the axle. Please take action to force Dodge to correct this design flaw before someone dies. Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. My power steering fluid has been leaking over the last few months.
Then, to get the fluid out of the steering box, connect the lines back up, fill the reservoir, and with the vehicle running, crank the steering wheel back and forth from lock to lock. Refer to the table to identify factory fill and the approved service power steering fluid by year and model. Great news though, Chrysler has figured out that the original design of the power steering line was bad and they have redesigned it! The mechanic diagnosed that there was a pinion nut failure. So if you want to help keep the channel up in a different way definitely show your support, it is most appreciated! The failure mileage was 80,134. The failure mileage was 60,000. They told me the squeak was from the rack and pinion and the boots were also leaking fluid. Adding power steering fluid to your Ram 1500 is easy and should be done whenever your power steering fluid is low.
Took my truck in to have it checked and here is what I got. I use a synthetic 80W transmission fluid. Then, to get the fluid out of the steering box, connect the lines back up, fill the reservoir, and with the vehicle running, crank the steering wheel back and forth from lock to lock. I figured the belt was still good but the noise was definitely coming. I use this truck to tow a 3200 pound travel trailer. Feb 03, 2016 Not to be a smart answer but Is the fluid red in the master cylinder? Sounds like Chrysler should be buying these trucks back so all there customers dont have to risk there lives driving down the road in a poor designed vehicle the produced. We're here to help you find that perfect Power Steering Fluid for your Dodge Ram 2500.
Is your Ram 1500 hard to turn? Good luck, and have fun. You may want to repeat this several times, it may take a long time, but will be cheaper than replacing the steering rack, box, pump, and lines. Each view helps this channel stay up! The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was confirmed that the rack and pinion was leaking. I have seen other reports from individuals having the same issue. I plan to have it checked out soon.
Top off fluid level to max cold if necessary. Fluid Type Application Application Cont'd. In addition, the contact stated that the wipers were activated but failed to function. For the power steering, universal power steering fluid works the best, and I honestly don't know the exact amount to put in Ram 50, but may I suggest you purchase ~20oz. The failure mileage was 54,300. However Chrysler customer care does not consider it premature failure and therefore my problem at my expense filed claim with Chrysler under non recall related expense for reimbursement,but was denied filed claim with auto bbb in auburn hills,mi and was directed to file complaint with nhsta.
The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. So if you want to help keep the channel up in a different way definitely show your support, it is most appreciated! C , 5W-40 synthetic engine oil. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. The wind shield wipers only work on the highest setting and when turned off stop wherever on the windshield when you turn the switch to shut them off, the engine seems to be leaking oil some place, have had to replace both front wheel hub assembelies, rear end has foam in the fluid, im guessing from reading this that my rear axel is about to fly out from underneath my teuck while driving by the way it sounds and slips, and now a recall on air bags. We know car parts and we know auto parts.
Please take action to force Dodge to correct this design flaw before someone dies. With the engine idling, watch and maintain fluid level. Dodge should take into account all of the incidents pertaining to this, and issue a recall for the repair before someone is not able to write a complaint like this. If you notice the power steering fluid level is low, see our how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks video. For the power steering, universal power steering fluid works the best, and I honestly don't know the exact amount to put in Ram 50, but may I suggest you purchase ~20oz.