Grand Caravan

Moan/Fog Horn Sound May Be Heard While Turning at Slow Speed on Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A moaning or fog horn sound may be heard while turning at a slow speed. Installing a finned power steering cooler will help alleviate the problem, but it may be necessary to replace the power steering rack.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 93,130 (19,500–166,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
15 people reported this problem
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moan/fog horn sound not only while turning but while in park when van first start up. Have not fix problem trying to get the right answer.
Moaning, vibrating noise heard/felt when turning the steering wheel at slow speeds.
Replaced steering pump reservoir, which seemed to help, somewhat.
I fixed the problem by simply adding power steering fluid to the reservoir approximately 3/8" over the max fill line. The noise is gone completely. Try this before replacing anything.
Got the same problem. I saw somewhere that it may be just a filter in the power steering oil reseervoir. Looks like cleaning or replacing this filter would eliminate the noise.