Anyone with an LH model Chrysler might want to read this:
There's a lot of material on that page, but these items must just
summarize the issue:
September 13th 2000 TSB SB615695 Advance Service Information (D-Mail) to
dealers titled "Inter Company Correspondence", states "More explicit
warnings to dealership technicians". Mentions potential for bolts
"shearing off" if not torqued to revised torque specifications. Also
states Washers P/N 05017820AA must be installed along with revised
bolts. The document "claims" the bolts were revised for more convenient
access to the bolt head however states the last part of the document
where the revised bolts are mentioned "includes important notes" (we
believe the bolts were revised in an attempt to prevent them from
Summary of Other Related Technical Service Bulletins Sent To Dealers for
Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler 300M, Concorde, LHS, Eagle Vision:
Oct 02, 1998 TSB SB602893 "New Power Steering Fluid" for various models
including "LH Vehicles". Document states the factory fill in Power
Steering Fluid was revised for the 1999 Model Year from MS5931 to MS9933
where the new fluid has better properties at low and high end
temperatures where the properties of the fluid also remain more stable
as the fluid ages. The document states to use the new revised Power
Dec 31, 1999 TSB SB609986 "Vehicle Leads or Pulls" discusses potential
for alignment issues and even potential "Steering Gear Valve Imbalance"
being the cause of "Vehicle Lead or Pull".
Dec 31, 1999 TSB SB610017 "Service Torque for Inner Tie Rod End to
Steering Gear Attachment" discusses new service torque.
Oct 06, 2000 TSB SB618868 "Loose Steering" "Loose feel or clunk in the
Steering Wheel as moved from side to side. Discusses play between Inner
Tie Rods and Steering gear due to failing Bushings.
Mar 23, 2001 TSB SB619127 "Loose Steering" "Loose feel or clunk in the
Steering Wheel as moved from side to side Supersedes Previous TSB.
Discusses play between Inner Tie Rods and Steering gear due to failing
- posted 7 years ago