2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought brand new in 2005, was hearing a lot of power steering noise in cold start and noise to driver front side suspension.
Finally took it to dealer at 22673 miles for replacement of rack and pinion and power pump assembley unit. Started acting again and took to a different dealer
with 25,228 miles, to put another rack and pinion and power steering pump with hose too.
At 26,692 miles took it back to last dealer for same problem and was repaired under warranty. Noise finally stopped, and,started again. Hose burst at 30600 miles in 2010, and replaced at Pep Boys in El paso,Tx
Hose tears at 21 months later,I remove it to find out that Pep Boys used a Smog hose instead of power steering.
My 2005 Town & Country developed a loud growl/whine noise in the Power Steering 2 years ago.
It was out of warranty and my mechanic replaced the fluid in the tank with some other kind of fluid and it stopped the noise for the last 2 years until lately.
Took it back to my mechanic and he said there was a Bulletin out on my problem and its supposedly caused by the screen/filter in the fluid tank getting stopped up with trash and starving the pump for fluid.
My mechanic ordered a new tank for it and replacing the old one today.
The mystery of it in my mind is where trash could come from?
We will see if the new fluid reservoir/tank cures the problem.
It only cost about $38 for the tank.
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