Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

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CAUTION
The power steering fluid level should be checked with the engine OFF to prevent injury from moving components. Power steering oil, engine components and exhaust system may be extremely hot if the engine has been running. Do not start the engine with any loose or disconnected hoses or allow hoses to touch a hot exhaust manifold or catalyst.


NOTE
In all power steering pumps, use only MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid or equivalent. DO NOT use any type of automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system.

Wipe the filler cap clean, then check the fluid level. The dipstick should indicate FULL COLD when the fluid is at normal room temperature of approximately 70-80°F.

  1. Fill the power steering pump fluid reservoir to the proper level. Allow the fluid to settle for at least 2 minutes.
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  3. Start the engine and let run for a few seconds. Turn the engine OFF.
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  5. Add fluid if necessary. Repeat this procedure until the fluid level remains constant after running the engine.
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  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle so the front wheels of the vehicle are off the ground.
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  9. Start the engine. Slowly turn the steering wheel right and left, lightly contacting the wheel stops. Then turn the engine OFF.
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  11. Add power steering fluid if necessary.
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  13. Lower the vehicle and turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock.
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  15. Turn OFF the engine. Check the fluid level and refill as required.
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  17. If the fluid is extremely foamy, allow the vehicle to stand a few minutes and repeat the above procedure.
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