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Take it to a power steering specialist shop
the noise is from a pressure relief valve that unloads the pump pressure when it is not required for steering( idling, steering straight ahead or not steering wheel movement to activate the control valves)
the valve is faulty or the spring for the valve is failing and getting weak
Posted on Dec 20, 2016
Whining is a failed pump or to much air in the system. When racks go out, they tend to go to hard steering. Left or right or both ways. Always a chance you just bought a bad pump. Air in they system would foam up the fluid.
Posted on Dec 20, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It seems who ever did the work may have removed the power steering pump to access the water pump and timing belt. After refilling they failed to bleed the air out or possibly left a return hose loose causing the pump to **** air hence the bubbles. The brown color in the fluid may indicate they have reused dirty fluid to refill the pump. Unfortunately if you have driven any distance with the air in the pump it will most likely need to be relaced.I would call the place who did the work and register a complaint.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
hi,if you turn the steering wheel in pull position,left or right it's normal to have whining noise,the system is sefl-bleeding if there is air ,ty
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you Mr.Domingo! You were correct."
To find out witch it is,pump or rack and pinion,break loose the presure line on the power steering pump with a wench.Start the car and turn the steering wheel back and forth,you may need to loosen the nut on the power steering hose two or three turns to get the fluid to shoot out.It should come out pretty forceful.If it doesn`t,then replace the pump.If it does come out really powerful,replace the rack and pinion.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
if gets low definitely a leak foam is pump mixing fluid with air roar is pump cavitation check lines or pump for leak keep fluid at recommended level air bound unit can cause steering difficulty and or failure if need have trained mech look into problem
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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."
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