The contact stated that while driving in reverse, she turned the steering wheel and heard an abnormal squeaking noise. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. No front end zerk fittings for steering components- cheap design and construction. This fluid has changed colors due to air in the system and possibly coolant. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the front of the vehicle shook. Then bleed some of the air out of the system recheck the stearing fluid level.
If you find the power steering fluid aerated appears foamy , the system still needs to be bled or repaired as necessary. Once in town and again on a major hwy at high speed. Hi Docfixit, I've used your trick before and it works very nicely, but let me add a tidbit. I'm wondering what recalls I've missed so I'm checking. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000. How many people have to die before something is done. Based on the other posts I've seen here I really hope it's on the less expensive end, such as a bad hose or clamp, and not something serious like having the rack replaced.
Problem will immediately recur if tires replaced and turn sharp left parts are available for inspection as not yet replaced. Jump on to discuss axles, suspensions, engines, mudders, 4x4s and more. The good news is all you have to do is flush the power steering fluid to get the truck back to operating smoothly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the contact gear box needed to be replaced. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1500 1994-2008. Disconnect the low pressure return lines.
The vehicle was also taken to a dealer multiple times who diagnosed that the wiper motor needed to be replaced. The contact stated that while driving 55-60 mph, the vehicle would wobble and jerk violently out of control. So I sit here listening to my money in the yard waste away. Here is a link to your The power steering pressure switch is installed in the power steering high-pressure hose Fig. It doesn't even have 36,000 miles on it.
A small power steering fluid leak can make your Ram 1500 difficult to turn. Which in turn there is no power brakes or steering and no electrical functions that makes the truck run. It happened to me 3 or 4 times on a major highway had to slam on the brakes to slow it down causing people around me to almost get in to accidents trying not to slam into me because in had no control of the truck. Now the hood will not shut right. This could be dangerous when traveling at a high speed on the freeway. Several repairs have been done including replacing the track bar, steering arms, ball joints, front end alignments, with no fix. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd Generation 1994-2001.
I have seen other reports from individuals having the same issue. No air bags company claims crash was not enough to deploy truck was totaled and my husband in the hospital for a evening with head trauma. Will need a special tool called piman arm puller, regular jaw type wil not work! The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. I am not the only Dodge truck owner to whom this has happened. The steering box was replaced five times.
I would like to do my best to keep my family and other families safe. Catch the fluid using an empty bottle. The contact also stated that the power steering fluid leaked continuously. Oh yeah, when the rack was replaced. The contact was unable to control the steering wheel or reach the brake pedal when the failure occurred. I thank god I was not in a busy traffic area.
Do not hold the wheel in the full lock position. The gasket, water and timing chain were replaced. Not sure why there allowed to keep them on the streets being so dangerous to drive. It may be time to flush your brake fluid. I have put in upper and lower ball joints, trac bar.
They told me the squeak was from the rack and pinion and the boots were also leaking fluid. If you look very closely, you will see the pitman shaft move sideways a little. As your Dodge Ram truck stacks up the miles, you'll begin to notice more play in the steering wheel. My Dodge Ram is only used occasionally. The vehicle was not repaired. The power steering pump draws fluid in.