2000 Chrysler LHS Power Steering problem

Tiny
GREISEN
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER LHS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 134,500 MILES
My 2000 LHS has power steering turning right but not left. Is this indicitive of a pump problem or a rack problem?
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Saturday, August 15th, 2009 AT 4:15 PM

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Tiny
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I have the exact same problem, have you had any luck with a repair?
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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The problem is the rack and pinion sorry and its not a cheap fix chrysler tends to have a rack and pinion problem
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Monday, February 15th, 2010 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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I had the exact same problem. I removed the steering gear (no small task) and had it rebuilt by an auto parts place in Burbank, CA for $115. And I'm sure that it would have worked perfectly, if I hadn't put in the wrong fluid. Every expert I asked gave me a different answer (including Chrysler dealership parts managers).

Do NOT use ATF+3 or +4 (Automatic Transmission Fluid).
Do NOT use Dextron/Mercon, or anything with Teflon in it.
Do NOT use just any common market Power Steering Fluid.

Only USE Chrysler's MOPAR Power Steering Fluid.
It's like $15 a quart, at any Chrysler dealership's parts department.

Also, there is is distinct advantage to having your original rack rebuilt vs. Purchasing a new (or newly rebuilt) part " first, the $$$ savings, and second, it fits back in with no surprises.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Well, almost no surprises. I still have zero power assist, even though I am using the correct fluid " Chrysler's MOPAR Power Steering Fluid.

I suspect it might be a clogged filter, or a bad pump.
(I have a similar thread/question running in this forum, and have asked for help there.)
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 3:04 PM

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