Tech Tip: Squeak at Low Speed Maneuvers and Over Bumps
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Tech Tip: Squeak at Low Speed Maneuvers and Over Bumps

Some sway bars on 2009 Caravan/Town and Country vehicles may be rubbing against the heat shield during low speed maneuvers and over bumps. This bulletin involves removing, modifying and re-installing the power steering gear heat shield.

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Subject: Squeak at Low Speed Maneuvers and Over Bumps  
 
Vehicle Involved: 2009 Caravan/Town and Country. This bulletin applies to vehicles built before February 9, 2009
 
Condition: Some sway bars may be rubbing against the heat shield during low speed maneuvers and over bumps.  
 
Repair Procedure: This bulletin involves removing, modifying and re-installing the power steering gear heat shield.  
 
Inspect the heat shield to sway bar clearance, if there is rubbing between the sway bar and the heat shield, perform the repair procedure.  
1. Raise the vehicle.
2. Remove the power steering gear heat shield.  
3. Remove the two bolts and clips that retain the heat shield to the vehicle.
4. Cut the heat shield along the line indicated in (Fig. 1).
5. Install the power steering gear heat shield. When installing the push pins replace them with new pins.
6. Lower the vehicle.

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Tech Tip courtesy of Raybestos Brake & Chassis.

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