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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)

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

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.

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 possible.


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