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Power steering went out turning into the bank, added fluid worked for a hot second and went back out, Got to the gas station and added more but noticed that as it went in it disappeared but couldnt fi

Was turning into the bank and noticed that it was hard to turn the wheel. Had a fellow employee and he said that the belt and everything looked fine. He added some fluid, started to work, by the time he left and I pulled away it got hard again to turn the wheel. Went straight to the gas station and noticed that he looked empty again. I added the rest of the bottle I had and noticed that it went away after I put in the fluid, but noticed no leaking or anything under or around the van. What could be the problem?

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It has to go somewhere

I suspect the steering rack is worn out &
the fluid is in the bellows & will be on the ground as well

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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I'd test the fan by connecting it directly to the battery to verity it is functioning. If it is, check the relays that control the fans they should be located in the fuse box in the engine bay. If the relays are ok the only other thing that could be causing the problem is the temp sensor on the radiator.

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sounds like you have a blown head gasket this would explain loss of coolant and running poorly excessive smoke.

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SOURCE: steering creeks when turning left or right. front wheel noise.

humming noise is bearing.creaking is either tie rod or other ball joint.tie rods on these go out all the time.bearing also

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Sounds like a malfunctioning valve in the system...sometimes replacing the fluid (do at least twice to get it all out) will help but many times it requires rack replacement. If you want to attempt fluid change just remove low pressure hose and drain (low one does not have pressure fitting, just a clamp) Re-fill and run, then do it again. If problem does not change within a few hours of driving, likely it will not.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 01 chrysler tc mini van squeels when i start it

No! It appears that your Serpentine Belt needs replacing. The squeal is due to the belt slipping because of it's age. The serpentine belt on a Chrysler is self adjusting so "high speed glaze" or "cracks" in the wide belt will tell you it needs replacement. The only other belt you have separate from the Serpentine Belt is the one for the Air Conditioner. Another word to the wise, never use "Belt Dressing" on these belts. It only makes them deteriorate faster. If you have an old table candle, while the engine's running, place the wax on the underside of the belt and the squeaking should go away. (I feel like, 'what to do with those darn Holiday leftovers'). To see the belt jumping or squealing, have someone start the van and look under the hood while they turn the steering wheel back and forth and you will see the belt "shudder" or "jump" while squealing. A timing light being pointed at the belt will also give you a "stop-action" view of the belt.

No Rack and Pinion yet. (smile) Hope this Helps,

~00 Buck~

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Posted on May 18, 2010

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