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Anybody else run ito this? I took mine in for a headlight bulb that was dim and asked the tech to also look at the low pressure power steering hose while he had it. I had done an oil change the day before and noticed several drops of power steering fluid on the return hose. He came back and told me he not only ordered a new hose but a new rack and pinion unit for me because it was leaking too. He said to take it home and put it away for the winter and they'll install the parts come spring. The car doesn't even have 9 thousand miles on it (2010) and I have had lots of weird problems. Rocker moldings cracked, door panel upper edge cracked, headlight bulb going dim (I guess the HID bulbs can slowly fail unlike the old filament type), defective hood stripes, front fender out of adjustment when new! This is the first real mechanical trouble so I guess it's just new car bugs. But damn! I know I'm going to purchase the extended warantee before the factory one runs out in June! Just wondering if anyone else had a leaking rack and pinion unit?
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I've had to have mine replaced too. I noticed the fluid was completely empty. The dealer filled it but I told them it should not empty on a new car. I found the leak when I started seeing the drips on the pavement. They replaced it but now I get a random grown noise in the steering. Usually during a K-Turn. (slow speed wheel turned hard). It doesnt happen frequently enough to get the dealer to hear it. You can't miss it when it happens.

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I've been wondering about this as I noticed something dripping the other day, and I once in a great while and
will get a noise like the steering rod/arm is shuttering across some old rubber. I started looking things up and
it looks like there is a TSB on 2010 Challengers because of the hose getting crimped and sometimes breaking
causing the potential for an engine fire. Here is what I've been able to find:

RECALL - STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
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Thanks for the info! Although mine is leaking on the low pressure return hose, it was built July 29th 2009.....it fits in the dates.
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