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Sometimes I hear bubbling sounds in the front of my 2001 dodge ram. What could that be?

I think the power steering fluid might be low. I dont even know how to check it?

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Powersteering it should be black type resevoir with a cap on it when you open the hood look the engine over there should be a thing that looks lik a black plastic tank with a cap on it they usually say powersteering on

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SOURCE: Steering gear fluid capacity and type of manual trasmission fluid?

Hello Dave,
I own a 1988 Ram 50 5-Standard and will go off my own experiences to answer this question.
I use a synthetic 80W transmission fluid.
If you know what is/was already in there; my recommendation is not to change the grade of oil in the transmission unless it is necessary because of driving conditions or vechicle requirements (i.e. towing/hauling/efficiency).
Anyway the Ram 50 Manual 4 & 5 Speed transmissions take a range of fluid grades from 70W-90W. You can use this in both conventional and synthetic oils.

For the power steering, universal power steering fluid works the best, and I honestly don't know the exact amount to put in Ram 50, but may I suggest you purchase ~20oz. Fill it half with half the bottle, then check the dipstick, then put in half of that half-bottle (a quarter of the bottle in), check, and repeat until you get it to the appropriate level.

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SOURCE: i have a 2004 dodge

anything that says powersteering fluid will work.is usually lacated on driver side right behind the belts on side of motor.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: RACK AND PINON DODGE RAM 1500 2005

if you have a leak from the back of the rack your sector shaft seal is defective. to replace it you need to remove the rack and do it on the bench.remove the locking nut and pull the seal from inside.if you are a rooky replace the rack with a rebuild one. good luck.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My truck is leaking power steering fluid

the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 is noted for having a steering rack problem.

EST $54.99 at your local parts store.
Replace it.




Hope this tip helps.

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David

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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