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I don't post a lot I usually just check for what I need but I need help with this recently I had a power steering leak from my Rack and Pinion so I took it and they fixed well 2 days later my steering got really hard and my ps fluid just poured out while driving exact spot from the old rack and my steering is gone but I when I checked my fluid it was abut 3 quarters gone but it was also creamy pink but the leakage was regular fluid color any ideas
 

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What model / year?

The '08 - '10 (all years)

and '11 - '14 392

used standard hydraulic p/s system and ATF+4 fluid (red color)

The '11 - '14 SXT and R/T had electro-hyd systems and IIRC that is a hydraulic fluid, light amber color, almost clear.

'15+ are electric p/s except Hellcats which were conventional hydraulic system.

From '17+ Hellcats have electric p/s as well.
 

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He must have the conventional (hydraulic) set-up as I don't think you can check fluid with electric P/S.

Take it back...might be a bad rack/pinion even though it is new/rebuilt.
 

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What model / year?

The '08 - '10 (all years)

and '11 - '14 392

used standard hydraulic p/s system and ATF+4 fluid (red color)

The '11 - '14 SXT and R/T had electro-hyd systems and IIRC that is a hydraulic fluid, light amber color, almost clear.

'15+ are electric p/s except Hellcats which were conventional hydraulic system.

From '17+ Hellcats have electric p/s as well.
I have a 10 R/T Challenger
 

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When the power steering pump runs low on fluid it sucks air and that foams up what fluid is left in the system. So the red fluid/air mixture looks pink. Also running the pump with out fluid or very low will harm the pump so don't drive it any more than you have to until it is fixed and keep the fluid topped off as much as possible.
 

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Bleeding the power steering should be nothing more that moving steering wheel all the way left and all the way right a couple of times followed by topping off the reservoir. But you said the rack leaks in the same spot as the old one so probably not that. I wonder if they actually replaced the rack...did you physically see the new rack being installed.
 

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Bleeding the power steering should be nothing more that moving steering wheel all the way left and all the way right a couple of times followed by topping off the reservoir. But you said the rack leaks in the same spot as the old one so probably not that. I wonder if they actually replaced the rack...did you physically see the new rack being installed.


Let’s just say my experience with bleeding the PS after fluid change was not so simple. If the shop did it in a hurry there might of been air pockets trapped.
 

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Let’s just say my experience with bleeding the PS after fluid change was not so simple. If the shop did it in a hurry there might of been air pockets trapped.
I thought the OP mentioned fluid leaked out but after rereading the original post I am not sure if he meant:

leaked out of the reservoir at the same spot the old rack failed

or it leaked out from the same spot as on the old rack? :confused:
 

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Bleeding the power steering should be nothing more that moving steering wheel all the way left and all the way right a couple of times followed by topping off the reservoir. But you said the rack leaks in the same spot as the old one so probably not that. I wonder if they actually replaced the rack...did you physically see the new rack being installed.
I did see them put the new rack but I did check once it came out and it was a new rack. I also had a core charge so I had to take the old rack and well the one I took back was old and muddy compared to what was on my car
 

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I thought the OP mentioned fluid leaked out but after rereading the original post I am not sure if he meant:

leaked out of the reservoir at the same spot the old rack failed

or it leaked out from the same spot as on the old rack? :confused:
Sorry I meant it leaked out from the same spot as the old rack
 

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my brand new 2017 dodge challenger sxt had a complete failure with the power steering...only 633 miles on her..i barely had it a week from buying it brand new from the dealership. they told me the "rack" was broken...how in the hell does that happen on a brand new car? it did have 22 inch rims on it though...when people were test driving it..i had them put back on the 20 inch rims that originally come with the Super Track PaK...my hubby thinks that was the issue because he has had a rack/pinion go out on his Cadillac CTS due to the huge rims?
 

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I got a call back from the shop the rack was bad again even though it was new. They said they were going to also charge me the same even though I told them it broke within a day or so of leaving their shop.
 

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my brand new 2017 dodge challenger sxt had a complete failure with the power steering...only 633 miles on her..i barely had it a week from buying it brand new from the dealership. they told me the "rack" was broken...how in the hell does that happen on a brand new car? it did have 22 inch rims on it though...when people were test driving it..i had them put back on the 20 inch rims that originally come with the Super Track PaK...my hubby thinks that was the issue because he has had a rack/pinion go out on his Cadillac CTS due to the huge rims?
There might be a chance that 22" rims could have caused it fail. My Challenger has the original muscle edition 20 inch rims on it.
 

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There might be a chance that 22" rims could have caused it fail. My Challenger has the original muscle edition 20 inch rims on it.
yes my husband thinks thats why also, when i bought the car i told them i didnt like the 22inch rims and had them put back the 20inch rims...they look way better. But yeah rack was broken 633 miles lol thats crazy! good thing its all under warranty still
 

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my brand new 2017 dodge challenger sxt had a complete failure with the power steering...only 633 miles on her..i barely had it a week from buying it brand new from the dealership. they told me the "rack" was broken...how in the hell does that happen on a brand new car? it did have 22 inch rims on it though...when people were test driving it..i had them put back on the 20 inch rims that originally come with the Super Track PaK...my hubby thinks that was the issue because he has had a rack/pinion go out on his Cadillac CTS due to the huge rims?

Hi Crystalluv311,
We regret to hear of this concern you have experiencing and understand how this could be frustrating at 633 miles. We would be more than happy to offer our assistance while you are working with your dealer on this. Please feel free to send us a private message with additional details if this is something that interests you.
Julie
Dodge Social Care Specialist
 

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Hi Crystalluv311,
We regret to hear of this concern you have experiencing and understand how this could be frustrating at 633 miles. We would be more than happy to offer our assistance while you are working with your dealer on this. Please feel free to send us a private message with additional details if this is something that interests you.
Julie
Dodge Social Care Specialist
Any idea why mine was a brand new rack and in less than a day it broke again ?
 
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