Truck had 162460km when I bought it and has 163496km now. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. I have seen other reports from individuals having the same issue. This vehicle control issue is 100% repeatable. A small power steering fluid leak can make your Ram 1500 difficult to turn. The failure continued after the repair and caused the driver of the vehicle to be involved in a crash due to the steering wheel seizing abnormally. Just wanted to let people know that this issue continues.
They still have bailout money. The failure mileage was 85,500. I am literally scared to drive this truck now, scared for my life and other peoples lives. The failure mileage was unknown. The vehicle veered off road and rolled into a field. The loss of power steering on a vehicle this size, especially if towing a large load, could be, and probably would be very dangerous.
This repair is what you would expect from some shade tree mechanic! The manufacturer was notified of the failure. As well as the gear assembly, steering rack, gear shaft, fluid. I pay to have it repaired - Dealer cut off the factory crimped end, shoved the remaining hose back over the line and added a hardware store breeze clamp. The vehicle was not repaired. Stopping just in time about 1 foot short of driving into a guardrail with a steep embankment on the other side. The truck has been good till yesterday when I was going to pickup my son when the power steering was not working. As a result, the steering wheel would become very hard to control when the failure occurred.
A major accident is on the horizon for this poor design. The Dodge dealer would not help cover any expenses for this premature failure. Not sure why there allowed to keep them on the streets being so dangerous to drive. At the time the truck had 62000 kms and 3 months past it's warranty and has not been driven off road. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Power Steering Pump product you desperately need. Actually I would need a book on it.
We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. I am not the only Dodge truck owner to whom this has happened. The vehicle was taken for inspection to a private mechanic, who confirmed the failure. 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. Currently the steering is unstable on uneven road surfaces and I do not drive it in the winter. The service manager wasn't as nice, telling me that was the best they could do.
The contact stated that the first week of February 2007 he observed under the vehicle a fluid leak present on both seals of the rack and pinion steering. I plan to have it checked out soon. The failure occurred as soon as the vehicle was started. Noticed power steering fluid on ground and tires wearing from the inside. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and had not been inspected or repaired.
The approximate failure mileage was 175000. The vehicle was not repaired. 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. Of course nothing was covered. If I am still lucky it will not be a pump as well.
Watch the video above to see how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks in your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. The technician also stated that the rack and pinion and the fuel pump would have to be replaced. The technician also stated that the rack and pinion and the fuel pump would have to be replaced. Watch our video to help determine the type of fluid leaking from your Ram 1500 if you are unsure.
Please take action to force Dodge to correct this design flaw before someone dies. The wind shield wipers only work on the highest setting and when turned off stop wherever on the windshield when you turn the switch to shut them off, the engine seems to be leaking oil some place, have had to replace both front wheel hub assembelies, rear end has foam in the fluid, im guessing from reading this that my rear axel is about to fly out from underneath my teuck while driving by the way it sounds and slips, and now a recall on air bags. Also all three trucks have shifting problems and ball joint failure and that's just the people i know!!!! We have had the vehicle aligned several times by different dealerships as well as at alignment shops, and the issue persists. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who stated that they would return his call within 24 hours. . Jan 09, 2010 From the Factory Service Manual, you can get one relatively cheap from.
The contact stated while driving 35 mph the power steering fluid began to leak rapidly. Dealer stated the vehicle was repaired. Then look for the leak and look closly at the color of the fluid use a clean paper towel and look at the color on the white towel. If the steering wheel is difficult to turn or you noticed power steering fluid leaking from your Ram 1500, use the video above to see where the power steering fluid reservoir in your 2004 Ram 1500 is located and how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks. Not under warranty due to 1 month past 3year warranty period. Dodge products don't seem to be very good.