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Old 06-12-2010, 10:08 PM
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Default Oil leak - 2000 Dodge Caravan

Yesterday my 2000 Dodge Caravan 3L started to leak oil and drip along the road while the vehicle is running.

It seems to dripping from the fitting of one of the two lines going across the bottom of the engine (just below the catalytic converter).

I checked to see if oil was leaking from above and there's no way it is. I am 95% convinced it's coming from within the fitting. Maybe it's rusted and snapped, causing the oil leak? What is this line for? What is it called?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:32 PM
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Those are the power steering lines. remove the clamp and see if they have worn through or have rusted and cracked.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:26 AM
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Thanks. I will check tomorrow.

For other folks out there, the bottom line is the Power Steering Fluid Pressure Hose, and the top one is the Power Steering Fluid Return Hose.
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Those are the power steering lines. remove the clamp and see if they have worn through or have rusted and cracked.
They've rusted and may have developed a crack. I cleaned it up so it's dry, turned on the van, moved the steering wheel for a few seconds, and it started leaking from the line.
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whats to p/s fluid level?
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whats to p/s fluid level?
Just checked now and it's empty.. could be some left in the lines as the steering wheel moves just fine.

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I would recommend to replace both lines, because the other may start linking after you replace the line that is linking.
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I would recommend to replace both lines, because the other may start linking after you replace the line that is linking.
All I can find online is the pressure hose assembly but can't find the return hose assembly (not just the hose). Is there a part number for the hose assembly?
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:29 AM
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check rockauto.com
they have both p/s pressure hose assembly's and return hose assembly for the regular caravan, pic shows rubber tubes and metal line
EDELMANN Part # 92190 Click the image to open in full size. {Return Line Assembly}
Cut to fit
price 12.54

or give the dealer a call for the part numbers, then you can check out a few of the mopar websites
such as makeitmopar.com, or you can try calling them and they could look up your part with the last 8 of your Vin
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Note: The item number that is listed in negative(-) indicates there is no illustration available.
Item Description Part Number Quantity Supersedence Engine Trans Line Body
1 HOSE,Power Steering Return
With Cooler and Clamps, [NMC] 04743921AB 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps, [NMC] 04743921AD 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps, [NMC] 04766902AA 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps, [NMC] 04743851AA 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps, [NMC] 04766902AB 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps 04743031AB 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps 04743031AD 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps 04743900AA 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
With Cooler and Clamps 04743900AB 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
2 HOSE,Power Steering Pressure
04743030AC 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
04743030AD 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
04766032AA 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
3 BOLT AND CONED WASHER,Hex Head,M8x1.25x25
Power Steering Line Mounting 06503543 2 No
4 BRACKET,Power Steering Hose
04694861 1 No EGA EGH EGM
5 CLIP,Bracket
04694846 1 No EGA EGF EGH EGM
6 SCREW AND WASHER,Oval Head,M6x1x25
Cooler Mounting 06101718 2 No
7 PIN,Push
Power Steering Pump Return Hose to ABS Bracket 04861553AA 1 Yes
Power Steering Pump Return Hose to ABS Bracket 04861553AB 1 Yes
Power Steering Pump Return Hose to ABS Bracket 04861553AC 1 Yes
8 CLIP,Cooler Line
04546098 1 No EGA EGH EGM
9 BOLT AND WASHER,Hex Head,M8x1.25x20
Pressure Line to Engine Block 06101799 1 No EGA EGH EGM
10 HOSE,Power Steering Reservoir
04743011AA 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
04743011AB 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
04743011AC 1 Yes EGA EGH EGM
11 RESERVOIR,Power Steering Pump
with Cap 04743012AA 1 No EGA EGH EGM
12 CAP,Power Steering Pump
05011231AB 1 No EGA EGH EGM
13 NUT,Retainer,M6 x 1.00
Power Steering Reservoir to Reservoir Bracket 06501730 1 No EGA EGH EGM
14 SCREW
Power Steering Pump to Intake Manifold 06505812AA 2 No EGA EGM
15 SCREW AND WASHER,Tapping,M6-1.0x20.0
Power Steering Pump to Intake Manifold 06101719 2 No EGH
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