Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Steering, Van
#107 of 116 Re: 2005 T&C Power Steering issues [greggie990]
Nov 28, 2011 (10:24 am)
I replaced the Power steering pump on 99 grand voyager. Your advice worked great. Still a little finagling but is way better than pulling the steering knuckle or exhaust system. Took me 20 minutes to get this out. Good advice thanks!
#109 of 116 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L V-6 P/S Pump Noise!
Mar 23, 2012 (3:02 pm)
My 07 Grand Caravan 3.8L started making noise a few years ago around 100 thousand miles, SO...... i visited my local Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep dealer in Jamestown,NY and of course, have never heard of any issues concerning the P/S on Chrysler minivans! Being a lil suspect of what seems to be a brush offed answer just to get me back out the door, i turn to google with said problem and BAM, i find this blog with multi submissions of same concern. I replaced the P/S resivwar and this seemed to have cured the problem. FAST FOWARD to current day just short of 130,000 miles, my power steering pump is fine as long as i do local driving, take my caravan on the freeway or any type of driving above 55 mph for 10 or 15 min and it screams like a very unhappy child when u slow your speed and come to a stop. It remains this way til you shut the van down for a good 15 min, start it back up and it's fine again TIL you drive it on the HWY again. I'm taking my van into a local machanic next week to get the P/S pump and the front struts replaced the tune of aprox. $1,030.00 before tax. The power steering pump will be new and not a reman., it is also going to be a mopar pump. I hope this will be the fix that my self and the van is looking for. I have also had to replace the water pump and the rear A/C condenser around 80 thousand miles. I bought the van used with 73 thousand miles in May of 2009, I'd say it's been a good van in the last 60 thousand miles but 1st i was going through alot of outter tie rods until i put moog tie rods on it, no problem to date but i have been replacing the front pads and rotors every 15 to 20 thousand miles. There is always a pulsation in the peddle after about 5 thousand miles on the new set of pads and rotors! Good luck to all Chrysler minivan owners!
#110 of 116 Whining, grinding noise
Apr 05, 2012 (3:43 pm)
Don't pay the Dealer to replace the rack and pinion, power syeering pump, etc. Cost over $1000.
Buy LUCAS Power Steering liquid Leak repair fluid. Replace approx. 3 oz. of the old fluid with the repair fluid. In neutral or park run engine and turn wheels back and forth many times to circulate the fluid.
Whining GONE. Cost a few dollars.
I went through this with my 2006 T&C which had less than 40,000 miles.
5,000 miles and still no whining has returned. Simple as that.
#111 of 116 thinking of installing a fitch fuel cat in my fuel system
Apr 06, 2012 (7:08 pm)
-DOES ANYONE HAVE A GOOD OR BAD REPORT OF BETTER OF MILAGE WITH A FITCH FUEL CAT IN THE FUEL SYSTEM I AM GETTING JUST 20 MPG FREEWAY ON MY 2006 T&C VAN WITH 105,000 MILES ON IT. I HAVE THE 3.3 MOTOR
#113 of 116 Re: thinking of installing a fitch fuel cat in my fuel system [melvin4503]
Jul 19, 2013 (10:12 am)
I get 31mpg empty at 60mph. 26-28mpg loaded on a trip65-70 Tires inflated to 35psi and running 5/30 oil. Set the cruise or better yet go easy on the pedal.
#114 of 116 Re: 06 T&C STEERING WHINE [jim7520]
Dec 07, 2013 (10:22 pm)
Hello, I own a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country, and there is a very loud whine coming from the power steering unit. I saw that you had the same problem and it was a dirty screen/filter. I was wondering if I should try and do the same thing and see if the whine stops. How do you take out the screen/filter from the reservoir, if you don't mind my asking. I've only had this car since last March. I bought it used from a car dealership here in Washington. Thanks very much. Danny
#115 of 116 Re: 06 T&C STEERING WHINE [russdan]
Dec 08, 2013 (5:28 am)
Replace the reservoir. I don't believe the screen is serviceable. Good-luck.
#116 of 116 Re: 06 T&C STEERING WHINE [russdan]
Dec 08, 2013 (7:18 am)
While the screen itself may not be serviceable, there's no reason you couldn't remove the reservoir from the van, clean it (including the screen) with a mild solvent, and put it back on. And of course, top off the power steering fluid with the approved type.