Re: Power steering stop leak

From: M.B. (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 13:29:51 EDT

Seems to me the first couple years of R&P steering on 4x4 Daks and
Durangos caused problems. I know of two separate people (one with a
dak, one with a durango) that had big power steering leaks before 75k.

Even more of a pain in the ass, there were two power steering pumps
used, one with like a 19mm input shaft and one with something like a
21mm (don't remember the sizes for sure).

Be prepared, it may not just be the hoses, it could be the pump too, or
the rack. On the 2000 Dak he just replaced the rack, pump and hoses as
a unit "to be safe" since it was already in pieces as it was.


On 10/18/2011 10:14 AM, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 12:18, Josh Battles<> wrote:
>> On Oct 18, 2011 10:31 AM, "Jason Bleazard"<> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 18 Oct 2011, Josh Battles wrote:
>>>> I wouldn't use that stuff. Why not just pull the belt?
>>> I hadn't thought of that... I guess I'd need to come up with a short belt
>> to drive the alternator and water pump. And fight the manual steering for
>> two hours a day. Not my first choice, but it beats walking.
>> LOL, I forgot it's a serpenine belt and steering box on your dak. What's the
>> ratio and how often are you turning while not moving? I would think the
>> slower ratio steering box would be fairly easy to use (maybe don't parallel
>> park) without assist, your dak is the smallest configuration being short box
>> reg cab. How much does your truck weigh? The bimmer guys (2800 pound cars)
>> run 2.7LTL manual racks in daily drivers without problems, but I'm not sure
>> how a steering box works in relation to a rack as I've never had a vehicle
>> with one.
> The 2001 (assuming that's the Dak Jason's talking about) has a rack.
> They switched to R&P on the 4x4s in 2000 IIRC.

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