Power Steering Pump Removal



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    Power Steering Pump Removal

    Has someone posted pictures of what they did to replace the pump on a 3.8L?
    Seems like the best way is from the top, correct?
    1996 Town & Country, Original owners, 3.8L 95,000 miles.

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    Also someone said the CAN on the back of the pump can be replaced w/o removing anything more than the lines, correct. I have pin hole leaks in that CAN pump works fine.
    1996 Town & Country, Original owners, 3.8L 95,000 miles.

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    That can needs to be checked every time you change oil. Mine had a rust spot.

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    I left the pulley on it and got it out through the bottom. Have fun!
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    Pump arrives tomorrow, I will take some pictures of whichever way I decide to go.
    1996 Town & Country, Original owners, 3.8L 95,000 miles.

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    Unbolt the pulley from the crankshaft and I believe it comes out the bottom.

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    Hello everyone.
    Thanks to this forum I was able to do this job in less than a day. On my 00' 3.8 T&C, I pulled the pump out thru the passenger wheel well in this manner:

    1. Block and Jack the vehicle
    2. Remove all plastic shrouding in wheel well.
    3. Remove serpentine belt
    4. Remove 3x15mm bolts holding the pump to the bracket using an offset box end wrench.
    5. Slide under to the backside of the pump. (bring every extension and 15mm thing you own, and the droplight)
    a. Remove L shaped bracket holding PS pump to block. (1x15mm nut & 1x15mm bolt)
    b. Remove serpentine belt tensioner. (1x15mm nut).
    c. Hang a 15mm box end wrench on the nut for the bottom alternator bolt.
    6. Slide back to the wheel well side and:
    a. Remove 3x15mm bolts on lower PS bracket
    b. Remove 1x15mm bolt, head facing the firewall.
    c. Remove 1xlong 15mm bolon lower alternator (this is the one you hung the box end wrench on).
    7. Wiggle the PS bracket free, and remove via wheel well.
    8. Place Bucket under Pump area.
    9. Remove Hoses from Pump.
    10. Remove Pump via the wheel well.
    Last edited by CoachKarl; 03-22-2010 at 02:48 PM. Reason: Add Image

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    Well, clicking the "insert image" do-dad didn't work.
    I'll put 'er into a gmail album, and give that a whirl . .
    Does this work for anyone?
    http://picasaweb.google.com/VCityKarl/AutoRepair#

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    Yes That works.
    1996 Town & Country, Original owners, 3.8L 95,000 miles.

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    Here are a few pictures of the install on a 96 T & C. I removed the whole Alt/PS Pump bracket from the top.
    This is the bracket once out of the van. The bracket is combo of a stamping and a casting.

    Tensioner is in the middle minus the pulley.
    View from wheelwell with old pump still in place.
    Sorry photobucket quit on me.
    1996 Town & Country, Original owners, 3.8L 95,000 miles.

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