People will have to get killed to get it fixed. I had the dealer fix the rack and pinion both times. Fortunatly iwasn't driving the truck when this happened. Because I was afraid he would get killed or kill someone else. The vehicle was not repaired.
How many people have to die before something is done. The leak came from the area where the high and low pressure lines connect to the steering rack. Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these capacities may vary. The failure mileage was 54,300. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 154,094.
After the engine was fixed, I notice the truck would just stop running or stall and no engine light. Use back-up wrench on power steering line to prevent line bending. Adding power steering fluid to your Durango is easy and should be done whenever your power steering fluid is low. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians stated there was contamination in the power steering system and the steering system would have to be flushed. As I was slowing down when I hit about 20 mph my truck completely stalled. Also, the front lower ball joint needed to be replaced. As a result, the steering wheel would become very hard to control when the failure occurred.
The approximate failure mileage was 103,000. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Not sure why there allowed to keep them on the streets being so dangerous to drive. Just find your pulley system on the left side , look about 1. 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.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the driver heard a loud pop from the vehicle and experienced a power steering assist failure. You will have to lift and support front of the car. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 301,932.
Inquires on the web led me to this site, and proved that this is definitly not an isolated incident. I can't let others drive my truck unless I make sure that the tank is below three quarters of a tank. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was confirmed that the rack and pinion was leaking. The engine completely shuts off while the vehicle is driving and the steering locks up. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard, where the insurance company deemed the vehicle destroyed. This is a design flaw, a safety hazard and these trucks need to be recalled before someone is seriously injured or possibly killed. There should be a recall for this matter.
And since my 2wd truck has unitized ball joints part of upper control arm, which also has to be replaced , they are very expensive. I had to quickly apply my emergency brake. Will the rad need to be removed to make room? Steering Hoses,Power Steering,4 Wheel Drive With Hydrobooster MoparPartsGiant. I no longer drive that road just after fill up. The feed to the pump has a union nut to be undone be careful not to lose the O ring, fit a new O ring if possible. Does this until I have used up some of the gas.
I pushed the accelerator and the truck briefly accelerated and then just died. These are comparable to original manufacturer's standards to ensure quality and reliability. The contact was injured and received medical attention. This has happened several times after fillup. A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure. This would happen 2 to 10 times a day.
The vehicle began to spin and the contact could not gain control of the steering wheel. On the last occurrence I was able to restart the truck while coasting in neutral, even though the side of the dash that the gear range is burnt out so you cant actually see what gear you are in. The vehicle was not repaired. The second time, the replacement of inner tie rod seals. It started right back up so I kind of shrugged it off. They told me the squeak was from the rack and pinion and the boots were also leaking fluid.
The contact also stated that when making turns, an abnormal scraping noise occurred coming from the steering wheel. Slowed for curve and engine quit, almost ran into logging truck headon. Three passengers sustained bruising and one passenger sustained a shoulder injury. 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 main safety issue is with the power rack and pinion, it has given out twice on the road in heavy traffic, the fix the first time was a complete replacement of the power rack and pinion system.