I left the pulley on it and got it out through the bottom. Have fun!
DAN(husband of member STEPHANIE)
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited - Dark Charcoal Metallic with chrome trim, taupe leather interior, loaded. In need of rust repair on rockers and liftgate. Now enjoying the new family mommy-mobile!
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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 01:48 PM.
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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.