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#170 of 205 Vibration when I turn the steering wheel
Nov 15, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. If im sitting still and turn my steering wheel I get a pretty good vibration thats rather loud. When im driving down the road it acts as it should, even in turnes. I have the proper power steering fluid in the resavour. Another thing that occured at the same time is the steering wheel wont lock when I turn the key off. Anybody have any ideas?
#171 of 205 power steering problem
Nov 21, 2009 (7:09 pm)
in the winter time when it is below freezing i have problems with turning the steering wheel to the left only. i have only two options to resolving this problem in the morning either wait for the car to warm up or to forcefully turn the steering wheel until i hear a pop and then it starts to work normally. i only have this problem durning the winter time when it is cold. do you have any advice how to fix this problem? thanks
#172 of 205 Power Streeing Pump Reservoir Part Number
Dec 14, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Dealer item #4743012AA.....Should cost $26.45....Chrysler offers discounts for emp's & other suppiers......Chris
#173 of 205 PLZ FILE WITH NHTSA!
Dec 26, 2009 (11:12 am)
05 GC, power steering leak. We can complain all we want about our leaky rack and pinions...paying $1000 ect..but I would encourage ya'll to file here. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
This should be a recall!!
#174 of 205 Don't forget about the hoses
Jan 07, 2010 (12:17 am)
The problem with your whiny pump is caused by the power steering hose breaking down internally and clogging the internal filter inside the reservoir. Inspect your hoses as you replace you reservoir. Some that have posted on other forums have reported finding chunks that look like black paint flakes inside.
#175 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [mikep15]
Jan 08, 2010 (11:15 am)
The fan only working on high is caused by the blower resistor. Its a $16 dollar part. It is right behind the glove box. Flex the glove box inward to move the arms out of the way and it will fold down so you can work behind it. Unplug the wires to the resistor and remove the 2 screws. Put the new one in and you are good to go, takes less than 10 minutes.
#176 of 205 Re: power steering problem [tednbasia]
Jan 13, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Hey, I am having the exact same problem with my Van. Did you find out what was causing yours?
#177 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [chod52]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:17 am)
Do you have a part number for the blower resistor, where did you get it? Will it fix both front and rear blowers?
#178 of 205 Re: power steering problem [beachbumble]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:54 am)
I replaced the pump 3 times then rack and pinion and it started again. I read someone said the reserve tank you pour the fluid into will get clogged. It has 2 or 3 bolts that hold it on. The one beneath it is very difficult to get to and i think it was a 10mm. You dont have to completely remove that screw, just loosen so you can pull the reserve up and remove it. Once I removed the tank I cleaned it with brake cleaner. When I put it back and refilled it, it sounded worse than before. I went back the next day and it was quiet as a mouse. I guess it took a while for the fluid to fill the lines and the air bubbles to go away but it was fine since. I read an article that the line in the back needed to be replaced with a larger one. I probably never needed to replace the pump or rack. It was just starving for fluid.
#179 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [sgk1]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:00 am)
I don't have the part number but remove the door on the glove box. You can see where the blower plugs into the resistor. It is attached to the dash be only 2 screws. My plug had gotten so hot it had melted to the resistor and didnt want to come out. I had smelled a "burning wire" smell for months before it finally quit. It takes about 3 minutes to install but I'm sure they can find a number on it at the part store. I think I ordered mine from Auto Zone b/c not everyone can get them. My rear blower has never given me trouble so I dont think thats your problem if you are having trouble with it too. Odd that they both would go out. Did you check your fuses?