I think you are right as our 2004 does not have an external cooler where my 2007 Caravan does have external cooler. Neither the dealership nor the manufacturer had been contacted. This has been a problem since 1998, and the same pump is still being used today. Saturday, December 22, 2018 - we were returning home after visiting out of town relatives for the winter holidays. The dealer can still not recreate the issue! I got the run around about we are doing everything to repair your vehicle.
There is no drain per se. Before my Van I owned a LeBaron and I had the same problem with it. The dealer replaced the power steering unit and water pump. Chrysler must realize this is a defect. I added a bit of power steering fluid every winter after each cold snap and a bottle lasted me a few years.
Eventually the rack had completely failed. I added a bit of power steering fluid every winter after each cold snap and a bottle lasted me a few years. Restore your power steering hydraulic system with a new power steering pump from Replacement! I am afraid to drive my van because I feel in this current state it is unsafe because it has shut down because of the fuel relay on the tipm board. A sucking air sound is an o ring or air leak. I have towing receipts in excess of 100 miles. My van is so loud now that I have to spend the money to replace the unit. They looked at and said every time we turn the steering wheel, that power steering fluid is shooting out.
Makes someone proud to own a German car, doesn't it? They offered no further assistance. Now the warranty is done I'll bet they will sing a different tune, but I'm not going to give them the chance. Replaced the brakes and the noise still there. After getting tired of this, and a million other problems we finally traded it in and went back to buying Hondas. I had my fuel pump and filter replaced in December 2014 due to it not starting.
Chrysler must realize this is a defect. Shall cure the problem for about a year, and then will need to be redone. But they cannot get the same parts suppliers now. Disconnect pressure hose and supply hose. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Plan on doing it again once the weather gets warmer.
Shop online for quality parts and pick them up in a store on the same day with Same Day Store Pickup. I went to have it looked at and 617. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 87,555. Today it wouldn't start no matter how many times I tried to start it. Tip: After turkey basting most of the fluid out of the reservoir detach the return hose and feed it into a small bottle and run the engine for a few seconds to purge the remaining fluid from the system.
When fueling, the van is never over filled; we fill until the pump clicks off. Not to mention, the car is at the mechanic overnight. I am very, very careful to try to never even touch the key with my knee so that this doesn't happen, but it still does occasionally. Shall cure the problem for about a year, and then will need to be redone. The power steering pump does not have an adequate number of vanes to prevent serious output pressure pulsation. A little bit of clean fluid will keep it from whinning.
Remove support strut-to-engine nut and bolt. No one fooled with steering problems. I was told by the dealership that there was leakage and that it needed a new rack and pinion. Using a fluid remover item with a hose and looks like a grease gun suck the old fluid out of the power steering pump, as much as possible of it, fill with new fluid, run 5 min. Replacing the power steering pump will fix the problem temporarily, but the problem will return.
While listening for the moaning noise to return I'm hearing noises I haven't heard before. The shaft popped out, oil mess all over the place! Ok Chris, I'll stop bye, and your experiences have given me insight into the quality of the model year as they have me on Elec. Tip: After turkey basting most of the fluid out of the reservoir detach the return hose and feed it into a small bottle and run the engine for a few seconds to purge the remaining fluid from the system. Remove catalytic converter and portions of exhaust system sufficient to allow clearance for power steering pump removal. If I could just learn how to take money from people, I would be successful. If the power steering fluid level in your Town and Country is low, fill it up to the maximum line with power steering fluid and check it again in a week to determine if you have a leak. Fluid conditioner and the noise is now gone.