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TSB 19-008-05 REV. A

Revised Power Steering System Bleeding Procedures

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Date: November 2, 2005

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 19-008-05, DATED OCTOBER 26,
2005, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. REVISIONS INCLUDE A
NEW PARTS TABLE AND CAUTION. 

Models: 2002 - 2006 (DR/DH/D1) Ram Pickup

2004 - 2006 (CS) Pacifica
2002 - 2006 (DR/DH/D1) Ram Pickup
2004 - 2006 (HB) Durango
2001 - 2006 (JR) Sebring Convertible/Sebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan
2002 - 2006 (KJ) Liberty
2005 - 2006 (LX/LE) 300/Charger/Magnum
2005 - 2006 (ND) Dakota
2000 - 2005 (PL) Neon/SRT4
2001 - 2006 (PT) PT Cruiser
2001 - 2006 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
2001 - 2006 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
2005 - 2006 (WK/WH) Grand Cherokee
2006 (XK/XH) Commander

NOTE: This bulletin does NOT apply to DR SRT10 vehicles.

Parts Required:
Qty. Part No. Description
AR 05166226AA Power Steering Fluid, ATF+4 (MS 9602)
For use in: CS, DR, DH, D1, HB, JR, KJ, LX, LE, ND, PL,
PT, RG, RS vehicles
AR 05142893AA Power Steering Fluid, Hydraulic System (MS 10838)
For use in: WK, WH, XK, KH vehicles

Special Tools/Equipment Required:

9688     Adapter, P/S Cap
C-4207-A Vacuum Pump, Hand (or equivalent)

POWER STEERING SYSTEM BLEEDING PROCEDURE:

WARNING: The fluid level should be checked with engine off to prevent injury from
moving components.

CAUTION: MOPART Power Steering Fluid +4 or ATF+4 (MS-9602) is to be used in the
power steering system of CS, DR, DH, D1, HB, JR, KJ, LX, LE, ND, PL, PT,
RG, and RS vehicles. Mopar Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid (MS 10838) is
to be used in the power steering system of WK, WH, XH, and XK vehicles.
No other power steering or automatic transmission fluid is to be used in
these systems. Damage may result to the power steering pump and system
if the incorrect fluid is used. Do not overfill the power steering reservoir.

CAUTION: If the air is not purged from the power steering system correctly, pump
failure could result.

NOTE: If the power steering reservoir cap does not have a dipstick, there will be a
sight window on the side of the reservoir for checking fluid level.

NOTE: Be sure the vacuum tool used in the following procedure is clean and free of
any fluids.

1.   Wipe the filler cap clean with a clean rag and fill the power steering reservoir to the
proper level. The dipstick should indicate COLD when the fluid is at normal ambient
temperature.

2.   Tightly insert Miller Special Tool, 9688 - P/S Cap Adapter, onto the pump reservoir
(Fig. 1).

CAUTION: Failure to properly connect the vacuum pump reservoir may allow power
steering fluid to be sucked into the vacuum pump.

CAUTION: Do not run the engine while vacuum is applied to the power steering
system.

NOTE: When performing (Step #3), make sure the minimum vacuum level is
maintained during the entire time period.

3.   Using a hand vacuum pump, Miller Special Tool C-4207-A, with the vacuum reservoir
attached, apply 68-85 kPa (20-25 in. Hg) of vacuum to the power steering system for a
minimum of 3 minutes.

4.   Slowly release the vacuum, remove the special tools and add fluid to the proper level if
necessary.

5.   Repeat (Step #1) through (Step #4) until the fluid level no longer drops.

6.   Start the engine and cycle the steering wheel from lock to lock three times.

NOTE: Do not hold the steering wheel on stops.

7.   Stop the engine and check for leaks at all connections. Check for any signs of air in the
reservoir and check reservoir level. If air is present repeat the procedure if necessary.

    fig 1 - vacuum pump

Policy:    Information Only.


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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