Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Location? - DodgeForum.com


Dodge Ram Van The full size Dodge Ram Van that showed that we can go and do as we please. Discuss the Dodge Ram Van here today.

Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Location?

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 05-05-2006, 07:02 PM
1999RamVan
1999RamVan is offline
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1
Default Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Location?

I have a 1999 Ram Conversion Van, 1500, Sherry Conversions, small V-8, automatic. I do not see where to add power steering fluid? Anyone out there who knows, please let me know. (Someone said look next to the belt, but don't see it there) Is it an enclosed case? Sounds like it needs some added. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-06-2006, 01:12 PM
stev's Avatar
stev
stev is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,412
Default RE: Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Location?


1999ramvan,

I have both B1500 V6 and B2500 V8. The V8 is like yours. When you open the small panel hood, nearly everything there has a filler neck with a cap or a dip stick of some kind. However, the PS reservoir is down below. You can reach it in an arms reach. The PS pump is mounted to the side of the engine and driven by the serpentine belt. The PS pump will be shaped like a drinking canteen, but in black. Even the cap is black.

When you get the cap off. Pay close attention to the hot engine and cold engine markings. Some people fill the PS reservoir when the vehicle is hot. This way, the upper marking isn't surpassed. Other people will fill the PS reservoir when the vehicle is cold, this way they don't get burned while touching around the engine. There's other reasons to fill it while cold too. One is, the PS fluid has not expanded due to temps of a hot engine. Adding in cool PS fluid to a cool reservoir hits the marking well. So, pay close attention if the fluid is low. If the fluid is at the correct marking for the vehicle temps, then DO NOT add anything. Too much fluid will blow a hydraulic seal in the PS system.

Stev
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mithril
Dodge/Ram Diesel
14
10-24-2015 06:33 PM
josh.simon
Dodge Caravan
5
07-22-2015 09:49 PM
myraus
2nd Gen Dakota
2
07-14-2015 03:33 PM
rampuppy
Archived Classifieds
3
07-08-2015 04:10 AM



Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:46 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send