The approximate failure mileage was 156,000. If the steering wheel is difficult to turn or you noticed power steering fluid leaking from your Ram 1500, watch the video above to see where the power steering fluid reservoir in your 2002 Ram 1500 is located and how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks. I am so disappointed; as a special needs teacher I depend on this vehicle to Transport me safely to and from my work. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000. Watch our video to help determine the type of fluid leaking from your Ram 1500 if you are unsure. A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure.
Then I run it for a few days and lather, rinse, repeat. Power steering pumps can fail for a. The failure mileage was 60,000. 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. The loss of power steering on a vehicle this size, especially if towing a large load, could be, and probably would be very dangerous. I jacked up the front and put it on jackstands.
He also noticed the tire rods were defective which is allowing unnecessary movement of the tires. The severe underlying issue to the failure of the rack and pinion is the left and right steering knuckles are faulty causing the tires to turn to far which is causing the damage to the rack and pinion busting which is causing the drainage of power steering fluid and locking up the steering. The dealer said that they would look at but at the consumer's cost. But I guess this will not be a recall until some one from your office or someone you love is killed in this type of situation. The power steering pump draws fluid in. 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.
Diffrent answer: i just filled my wifes 02 alero with standard steering fluid and it works fine. Here's how to tighten it back up again. I was lucky to have escaped this accident without injury or having my truck roll over. I am in the process of changing out my power steering fluid on my Dodge Ram 2500 truck. The dealer was not notified. Concerned that dash parts are stuck inside causing driving conditions to be unsafe. Rear of the truck slid slightly toward drivers side.
When I got out of the truck, the front drivers side tire was laying under the truck, only held on by the tie rod end. It has a better additive package than regular power steering fluid and is really good at quieting down noisy pumps. Upon taking it to a repair shop we were informed that this is a known defect of the Dodge Ram trucks and they are known to blow any where from 50,000-100,000 miles. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000. Let's be proactive on this one. I am thankful I was not pulling this trailer or driving the truck when the power steering began leaking. I have seen other reports from individuals having the same issue.
Do not re-center the wheel. A funnel and paper towels help keep things neat and reduce smoking, as spilled fluids burn off the block. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. I have seen alot of problems with the Dodge durangos with the ball joint separation and I can only imagine it is the same suspension parts used in the Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 trucks. But I disable the ignition so the vehicle does not start.
This vehicle was purchased approximately 2 years ago used with 41,000 miles and currently has 62,955. This is a severe danger to the truck owner as well as other motorists and pedestrians on the road. Power steering pumps can fail for a. The consumer says the warranty has run out. I thought safety was number one. Roughly how many quarts do I need to exchange to get mostly new stuff? My front fender struck a steel pole filled with cement next to a split rail fence. Turning the wheel back and forth a few times will help remove any air bubbles from the power steering system.
Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. Checking the power steering fluid level in your Ram 1500 is relatively easy and should be done once a month or if you are experienced difficulty turning the wheel or steering your Ram 1500. The upper ball joint had just separated causing the tire to buckle under. Since you cannot require and individual to replace the rack and pinion themselves every 50,000 miles the only option would be to require Dodge to solve the issue. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out.