Re: Power steering stop leak

From: Jason Bleazard (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 13:43:20 EDT

On Tue, October 18, 2011 1:29 pm, M.B. wrote:
> 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.

Yay. Our '01 is a bit over 102k miles, so I guess we're due. Apparently
the trans is starting as well. Dammit, I need this truck to last another
year and a half at least...

> 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).

I noticed that in Rock Auto's catalog. Any way to tell without tearing it

> 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.

And the news gets better and better. The mechanic said it was just the
hoses. They're relatively on the ball over there, but certainly not

Jason Bleazard  Burlington, Ontario
his:  '95 Dakota Sport 4x4, 3.9 V6, 5spd, Reg. Cab, white
hers: '01 Dakota Sport 4x4, 4.7 V8, Auto, Quad Cab, black

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