So I am down to my last go at it. Another way to access the fuel pump is to lift the box pickup bed up off of the frame. Thanks Chrysler for doing the right thing, now please look into the others who have filed complaints here and do what is right for them. If this doesnt fix it then I dont know what will. These parts should not have failed. On jan 28 the rack and pinion seal blew left me with no steering ,this is obviously a big problem the dealer had o one in stock. I still don't know what it was but my steering pump with out and now the steering gear box.
Upon installing this rack I drove my truck for a few months and had my pump go out again. The contact was able to successfully unlock the steering wheel. Suddenly I felt some shaking in front tires. There were no warning indicators. So after some research, I realized that this is what is causing my power steering pumps to go out. Still having problems with both concerns. Please refer to the core return instructions included with the part or contact customer service for more details.
The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the side of the road. Im needing a replacement air intake system its called engine and engine cooling. This may also be caused by a loose or damaged belt, so make sure and check its condition before replacing the pump. It is retained by 8- 15 mm bolts, 4 on each side. I have owned this truck for 4 years now.
Please refer to the core return instructions included with the part or contact customer service for more details. I am glad I was not traveling down the freeway at 75 mph when the rack and pinion or power steering pump went out. Remember this truck has only 31,600 miles and is less than 5 years old. At present, I have to add fluid every 3-4 weeks. Consumer was able to maintain control, and pulled over.
The technician stated that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. It runs from the bottom of your steering column to the steering gearbox. Repair was on water pump both times. It is usually connected to the rack and pinion or steering gearbox. After replacing this pump 3 different times i noticed that my rack and pinion was leaking as well. I had previous had my truck into the dealership for problems with my fuel pump staying on and learned it was a problem with the tipm totally integrated power module which Chrysler is aware of and has recalls for some vehicles in certin states.
The Dodge dealer advised the contact that they located a pump, however, the power steering pump was on back order and they were not sure when he would get the part if he chose not to purchase the part at this time. I took it to the nearest dodge dealer. Bought it used with 40,000 miles on it. Jim Update from Jun 6, 2009 : I just wanted to post so corrections to my post on Feb 24,2009 since I was so P. Customer responsible for return shipping on core items.
The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering assist suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become difficult to turn. I have lost confidence in it. So here goes pump 5. It has never been off road and looks brand new. You can receive a refund by returning a suitable old core. Yesterday, in a parking lot, another motorist informed me that, he too, had the same problem, only worse. O I didn't have some dates and cost correctly posted.
I called a Dodge dealer today, asked them if this has been a problem on these trucks and they said that they haven't heard of any problems with steering racks on the Dodge trucks. So I forked over 400 bones to get a refurbished rack and pinion. So i babied it home. I looked under the hood and noticed that my pump pulley had spun itself off of the metal center that is pressed onto the pump shaft. Customer responsible for return shipping on core items.
My son has a pick-up, same year, same model and has the same problem. The manufacturer was contacted who offered no assistance. Thanks Chrysler for doing the right thing, now please look into the others who have filed complaints here and do what is right for them. There were no warning indicators. You can receive a refund by returning a suitable old core.