Question about 1999 Dodge Ram
When I push the center of the steering wheel where the horn is supposed to be, there is no horn noise and no indication that anything is under the cover. How can I check the horn?
SOURCE: 1999 dodge ram 2500 4x4
The track bar and bearings in the intermediate shaft are notorious for failure. I've replaced the track bar 3 times in less than that many years until I finally got a 'good' one. For the intermediate shaft (between rag joint and steering box) buy a competition redesigned one. You can find them on the net for about $167.00. Pricey...but worth it. Especially if you're running oversized or factory oversized tires.
Now, if I could just find out why my heater diverter door slams shut for no reason and freezes me out I'll be all set.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Are the tie rod ends tight? Is the trac bar (frame end) tight? The steering boxes on these trucks require more input that a 1/2 ton truck or a car. How is the alignment? The caster on these should be set to about 5 degrees, the original specs allow a lot of wandering.
Posted on May 20, 2009
should be under the hood in the fuse control panel. there are not only fuses, but also relays etc under there. usualy on the battery side.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
They make a machine to do this, but it is too expensive to buy for just one use. The best thing to do it to take off the power steering lines where the connect to the steering rack. Then start the truck and it will pump out the fluid in the reservoir. Feel free to keep adding fresh fluid to it while its running just to ensure all is out. Then, to get the fluid out of the steering box, connect the lines back up, fill the reservoir, and with the vehicle running, crank the steering wheel back and forth from lock to lock. This will take the fluid from the rack and eventually bring it back to the reservoir. You must then again disconnect the lines and flush it out of the reservoir. You may want to repeat this several times, it may take a long time, but will be cheaper than replacing the steering rack, box, pump, and lines. Good luck, and have fun. :-P
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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