Dodge should step up and do the right thing! I would spray degreaser onto the area where there is an oil leak and then use hot water and soap to clean this area thoroughly. Waahoo, what about the other 3?. By the drips on the ground it looks like it is coming from the drivers side too. Decided I needed to pull over again. If there is sufficient length in the return line you could remove the clamp and hose, cut about 1 inch from the end and reattach the hose onto the line with the clamp.
Truck just purchased and currently in the shop pending replacement tie rods, power steering pump replacement and any other fluid issues they find to get the components working in synergy. Remove dust shield and remove seal from adapter housing. At the 11 second mark of the video there is a clear picture of the pressure and return lines and their attachment to the steering gear. It started when I got stuck in the snow. I then got my vehicle back after 18 buisness days in the shop and I heard the grinding again 950 miles later.
At the 11 second mark of the video there is a clear picture of the pressure and return lines and their attachment to the steering gear. I just bought the truck used and have no info on the recall history or repair history regarding the steering issue, but I see a leak. Very disappointed with this re-call. Took nearest exit and pulled over to see what was wrong. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, when the contact heard an abnormally loud noise emit from the vehicle.
I fear everytime I drive behind the wheel of my truck and by the sounds of it after reading all these complaints that there is good reason to fear for my life. I called auto zone, napa, advanced auto, pep boys, all of the major auto parts stores in my town. You could have a deteriortating hose in the area of the return line. So I pull the truck out to go down to the local auto parts store and notice all the fluid leaked out onto the driveway! I have spent enough money on this truck already, and will probably never buy a Dodge Ram again especially if this problem is not dealt with accordingly. The other line is the high pressure feed from the pump so it must use a crimped fitting. This is a You Tube video of the rack and pinion assembly on a 2004 Ram 1500. I took it into the dealer and they could not duplicate the problem and inspected my vehicle stating that there were no leaks, fluid was fine and transmission was in good shape.
In conclusion, Dodge should recall all Ram trucks with these defective radiators whether or not they had service done at their dealerships. . Replaced the rack and pinion unit yesterday, and it did not fix the problem. Tracy answered 5 years ago Well then, time to pull it apart. If there is sufficient length in the return line you could remove the clamp and hose, cut about 1 inch from the end and reattach the hose onto the line with the clamp. Purchased a new rack and pinion unit. Here's my question : What is it? I got under my truck to look and found that my hydraulic cooler lines were leaking and my transmission looked like it had 200,000 miles on it.
So why would they have this type of radiator stock? This assumes the housing itself is not cracked. I could only get it from the dealer. After the repair on the re-call my truck would not go into a smooth transition into the gear; it would have a noticeable jerk in order to get to the speed needed to flow into the traffic. Overall the truck is very clean and tight so I would like to keep it up. I have spent enough money at dealerships with their overpriced costs, and the way they treat people is disgusting.
Is it dripping or just moist? It has relatively low pressure as it carries the fluid from the steeering gear to the pump. Upon exiting the vehicle, the contact seen fluid leaking from under the vehicle. I am a huge fan of Dodge pickup trucks but if this issue is keep happening to several other people than I might be looking elsewhere if this problem don't get fixed. I would recommend a thorough for this leak by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs. These vehicles should not be made available to drive if there this dangerous. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Ram 1500. Because of the weight of and torque delivered through the transfer case, the bolts between the two often loosen over time.
I thought I was just unlucky but after doing some online research, replacing the rack and pinion on my Dodge needs to be put in my annual maintenance budget. Now that it has 88,000 miles on it it looks like the Rack and Pinion might be going out on it it is leaking power steering fluid all over my garage and when I drive it, it is making some sort of grinding noise around that location like the pump is trying to get fluid through. Parts fit for the following vehicle options. Thankfully myself and my kids are safe. I thought that re-call were not suppose to be an expense to the consumer. Hopefully, it's just a seal. This occurred at 80,000 miles.
I then started to smell a foul smell resembling natural gas. I think it is a safety risk that can contribute to a host of problems. I proceeded to the turning lane going 35pmh when all of sudden the rear end locked up and started fishtailing and spinning till it came to a stop. It leaks about 3-4 cups over the night. Hello - there are several possible sources of the gearlube leak in the rear end housing: the pinion shaft seal, the large diameter area where the differential carrier is bolted to the rear axle housing, or the rear axle vent tube. Thanks for the reply Allan.
Luckily cars around me swerved around me to prevent from getting hit. You could have a deteriortating hose in the area of the return line. My Dodge Ram 1500 has a hemi and there were no problems entering the interstate without any delay to reach the marked speed and merge with the traffic. And I'm really disappointed to read that the rack can't be fixed and has to be replaced. With gas costs on the high end the last few years, I rarely drive the truck. We are also having problems with the transmission, not shifting into 4 wheel drive--our prior vehicle was also a Dodge Ram 1500, in which we had tie rod issues and major automatic power transmission and power steering fluid issues. The contact stated that at that time that the vehicle began to decelerate independently.