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TSB 19-003-02

Hissing Sound Coming From The Power Steering System
on Vehicles Equipped With Hydroboost Brakes

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Date: April 16, 2002

Models: 1997-2002 BR/BE Ram Truck

Overview:
This bulletin involves replacing the power steering hoses connecting the hydroboost to the power steering pump and gear.

Symptoms:
A hissing sound may be present in the power steering system during steering maneuvers or straight ahead driving.

Diagnosis: 

If the vehicle exhibits the condition perform the Repair Procedure.

Parts Required:

1    05086529AA  Hose - Pump to Hydroboost
1    05086532AA  Hose - Hydroboost to Gear

Repair Procedure: 

1.    Drain the power steering fluid from the system.

2.    Remove the pressure hose from the power steering pump to the Hydroboost.

3.    Install the now hose, p/n 05086628AA

4.    Remove the pressure hose from the Hydroboost to the steering gear.

5.    Install the new hose, p/n 05086532AA.

6.    Check the routing of the hoses to ensure no interference problems exist. Use tie straps to secure the hoses if necessary.

7.    Fill the system with power steering fluid and operate the steering system to purge any air from the system

Policy:    Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:
Labor Operation No:  19-50-10-88  Steering Hoses - Replace ...................................0.6 Hrs.

Failure Code:  P8 - New Part


Thanks to David Lovell for supplying this TSB information

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