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TSB 19-008-03

Vibration In Steering Column

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Date: November 28,2003

Models: 2003 (DR) Ram Truck (Diesel)

Overview:
This bulletin involves involves installing a power steering hose containing an vibration damper.

Symptom/Condition:
A vibration may be felt in the steering wheel and/or the accelerator pedal on Diesel engine vehicles with the engine operating between 2000 and 2200 RPM.

Diagnosis:
Operate the engine between 2000 and 2200 RPM. If the vibration is present, perform the Repair Procedure. The vibration may be more pronounced with the A/C compressor on.

Parts Required:
Qty. Part No. Description
1 52113926AF Power Steering Hose - Pump to Hydraulic Booster
AR 05013457AA Fluid - ATF +4

Repair Procedure: 

1.    Remove the pressure power steering hose that runs from the power steering pump to the hydraulic booster.
2. Install the new hose, p/n 52113926AF, making sure that hose is routed so that it does not contact any other components.
3. Fill the power steering reservoir with power fluid (ATF+4, p/n 05013457AA).
4. Start the engine and allow the fluid to circulate for several minutes to bleed any air from the system. Check the fluid level and add fluid as necessary.

Policy:    Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:

Labor Operation No:   Description Amount
19-50-10-91 Hose - P/S Pump to Hydraulic Booster - Replace 0.4 Hrs.

Failure Code:

2X        Vibration

I would like to thank Bob Bergevin, Arthur Cantrall, Barry Drodge, David Lovell, Bill Maurits, and Steve for supplying the information for these bulletins. And a big thank you goes to Geno's Garage for making DodgeRam.info possible.

 

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