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Old 02-05-2011, 02:26 PM
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I have an 04 ram 1/2 ton 4wd and my power steering rack went out on me the other day. I have been told that the cause of this is because of a faulty pressure switch in the high presssure line. I'm getting a good price on the rack assembly through a relatives O'reily's discount but I have some questions related to the pressure line and switch(sensor). I can get a new pressure switch for around $25 and risk having this happen again. Or I can get a pressure line through chrysler that is an update that doesn't use the pressure switch or even have a port for it for about $110. Not sure which way to go or if there are any effects of taking the sensor out. If anyone has any experience with this or advice I woulde appreciate it. Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum. I'd go with the factory upgrade and save yourself having to replace the rack again.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! I would have to agree with Michael, if the factory upgrade works on your truck, it's sensible to go that route and not have to worry about it again, but good luck and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here, so if you need any help feel free to ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Hmmm, in the past that switch was there to tell the computer that your loading the power steering system and then the computer will increase idle speed . I think someone may of given you some bad info . I could be wrong , but that switch wouldn't cause the rack to fail . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for any ? Any of your friends have a Ram ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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