Hello Im new to the forum although this is my second Chrysler Mini Van. I need help!!! I read a prior post about this problem and I have the same issue. However my car has been back to the dealer four times for this issue
1. For some power steering recall Didnt fix it
2. they replaced the power steering pump Didnt fix it!
3. They claim they replaced some kind of power steering hoses. They stated there was a TSB that sometimes they started to collapse on themselve and restrict the flow
4. Last week they replaced the POER STEERING RACK!!!!! Still making the noise!!!
like everyone else it doesnt make the noise for the first couple miles then it kicks in mostly at lower speeds, turning and parking lot manuevering. Then mysteriously the noise disapears. I did notice the colder it got the worse it got .
Im tired of spending time at the dealership. They are frustrated and i dont think they know whats wrong. cars going back in this thursday!!!!HELP
Sorry to hear you having the Power Steering Problem. I have not had the problem however it looks like your dealership appears to have tried alot. Does your system have RED fluid in it (ATF+4)? I know of some instances that the change from regular fluid to ATF+4 have helped. I believe the 2002 should already have the ATF+4 HOWEVER the 2001 had regular fluid so you MAY have a change over model that has the old fluid it in.
The other thing I can think of is to MAKE SURE all the work the dealer stated they did, the REALLY DID. I hate to sound so negative, but it is possible.
I know someone on here will come in with some good information so hang in and make sure you keep us posted on the problem and the fix (WHEN FOUND).