Question about 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT Sport Hatchback
We have replaced the alternator, it isn't the power steering pump, we have tried to fix this problem for a long time. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a relatively simple solution to the problem you and many others are having. The power steering reservoir contains a mesh screen filter. Over time it will start to plug up and cause the symptom you and many others are having. Replacing the reservoir will 99% of the time resolve the issue. I have done this successfully on many Caravans, Town and Countrys, and Voyagers.
The part is available from you local Dodge dealer.
1. remove the two screws that hold the reservoir to the intake plenum.
2. Loosen the nut on the backside and under the reservoir. It is in between the coil and the reservoir. a 10mm socket and extension will work.
3. place a bunch of rags under the reservoir to catch the power steering fluid that will spill.
4. remove the two hoses from the reservoir.
After you intsll the new one top of with ATF+4 transmission fluid. This is the only fluid that is recommended for you P/S system by the Dealer. Typically I will flush the power steering system prior to installing the new reservoir to make sure the fluid is as clean as possible in order to get the maximum life from the new reservoir.
hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
Posted on Feb 24, 2012
Testimonial: "Thank you for your solution. I am returning my van to the mechanic on monday and I will ask him to change the reservoir. I will post if this fixes the problem."
SOURCE: Power steering went out in
Have you checked the relays? Fuses? Possibly a short in the wiring or clean all connections in any harnesses related to.. Have you had someone run the obd coses on this? sorry to hear it. its like having a child and never knowing when they are going to fall down.
Do you have the chiltons or haynes manual. Always a good investment
Posted on May 29, 2011
SOURCE: Engine whine
It could be any of the pulleys on the engine. Water pump, ac compressor,alternator, idler, or power steering pump. I would say that it is more than likely the power steering pump wining. That would be my first suspect
Posted on Aug 22, 2012
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