Steering Fluid level decreasing - Intrepid

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Greg Houston, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Greg Houston

    Greg Houston Guest

    I noticed my 99 Intrepid's steering fluid level has decreased a
    bit, almost centimeter below the Min line. I"m thinking I should
    have this checked out while my car is still under service
    contract for the next few weeks.

    Is this a common problem for LH cars? Is there a common cause?

    I had the steering fluid changed by dealer at whatever the
    recommended interval was. I recall that according to the TSBs
    the fluid has changed twice(!) since my car was built. The
    latest change was to use ATF-4 (9602) fluid. I also recall that
    this fluid requires the old fluid to be completely replaced. I'd
    have to find my receipt to figure out what the dealer used. My
    99 Intrepid 3.2L has about 50,000 miles.
    Greg Houston, Jan 6, 2006
  2. Greg Houston

    Bill Putney Guest

    Every 30k according to Schedule B.
    Based on my ownership of a '99 Concorde and several years of reading
    LH-specific forums, I would have to say that loss of p.s. fluid is not a
    common problem - in fact I don't recall seeing a single post on that
    problem (not to say that some haven't been posted).

    Did you confirm that it was to the full mark when it was last changed?
    Perhaps it wasn't.

    Mention it to them and have the fact that you mentioned it documented in
    the paper work. That way you have a better chance of them covering it
    after the service contract expires if you should be able to prove to
    yourself in the meantime that it is steadily losing fluid now that
    you're watching it closely.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jan 6, 2006
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