My thought is a universal on the axle which has seized up. I jacked up the front and put it on jackstands. If that happens some internals may fall out or move around and you run the risk of not getting your core back. Incorrect installation can lead to no-assist, leaks and potential damage to the pump. I had the universals replaced last year under warranty but it have heard clicking again from the passenger side i have to look at it.
So any of you guys have this problem also? Your 2500 should be parked on a level surface and your 6. The good news is all you have to do is flush the power steering fluid to get the truck back to operating smoothly. To remove the bolts holding the pump to the bracket you need to rotate the pulley and line the holes up with a bolt and put your ratchet through the pulley to access the bolts. This article applies to the Dodge Ram. The power steering and the power brakes run off the same pump.
When you are rolling the universal will move to a position which it can move. Could there be something wrong with the pressure control valve in the pump? This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd Generation 1994-2001. I may try to just change the fluid tomorrow first. Power steering pumps can fail for a. Pumps with factory-installed reservoirs are recommended when available. Fluid Type Application Application Cont'd. Helps the older W series trucks when trass issues are lurking.
Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these capacities may vary. No air bubbles or anything. My problem is the power steering. A bad check valve in the steering box can cause the same issues. But there is still no power assist. The previous owner said it had a leak so he replaced the Power Steering pump, the gearbox and both lines.
If not flush at least the steering gear, its not to bad from below to get the 2 lines off, but inspect the old washers or just use new washers when you put lines back. Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. Any one try running a type F tranny fluid??? Then I run it for a few days and lather, rinse, repeat. DieselDeere answered 3 years ago Ok, I just pulled off both lines, High pressure and return line, blew them out and installed all new o-rings. The problem may not be as bad as it sounds.
Replace the fluid and repeat a few days later. If it still wont move it is more than likely the universals. Anything else I should try doing to see what the problem is? Once the pump is all bolted up tighten down the high pressure line. A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure. Another sign of the universals tightening up is a wicked bump steer or a truck with a mind of its own. Standard Metric Fluid Spec Note Air Cond Refrigerant 5. Cast Iron Ford Pump, Serviced Without Pulley.
It may be time to flush your brake fluid. I am at 50 now. Use your pulley tool again to press the pulley on the new pump. Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1500 1994-2008.
Here's how to tighten it back up again. Pro Tip While draining, you can turn the truck on for a few seconds to cycle the rest of the power steering fluid and remove it from the system. Pulled the pressure control valve out of the pump to see if it was blocked or something. Would it help if i crank up the tire pressure to like 65 pds? Type of power steering fluid you need. Only use the proper fluid as to Dodge specs in the power steering. If the power steering fluid level in your 2500 is low, fill it up to the maximum line with power steering fluid and check it again in a week to determine if you have a leak.
In this pic you can see the 3 bolts sticking through the back of the bracket and the high pressure line on the left. After the fluid drains for a few mins have someone hold those 2 lines and point them into a container and bump the starter a few times to get the remaining fluid out. While the tire is turning try to turn the steering wheel. How about the 4x4 does it work fine. I flushed the system again. Does it happen left and right?? Try to turn the steering wheel back in forth.