Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

Removal & Installation

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Front



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Align the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    Before working around the steering wheel or the instrument panel all 2 minutes to pass to allow the air bag module to discharge.

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  7. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
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  9. Remove the steering column, by removing or disconnect the following:

    Lower left side steering column cover
     
    Parking brake release cable from the parking brake lever
     
    10 steering column cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts and the cover liner
     

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  11. Rotate the key to the LOCK position; then, rotate the steering wheel to the LOCKED position.

    Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly from the upper steering column mounting bracket
     
    2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws, retaining clips and bezel
     
    2 steering column shroud-to-steering column screws and the shroud
     
    Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler
     

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  13. Loosen but do not remove the 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers.

    2 upper steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers
     
    Steering column assembly from the vehicle
     

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  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket
     
    Lower silencer boot, at the base of the steering shaft
     

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  17. Working in the engine compartment, pinch off the heater hoses.

    Heater core cover. Position some towels under the heater core hoses.
     
    Heater core plate and the hoses
     

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  19. Depress the heater core retaining clips.
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  21. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
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  23. Depress the brake pedal and remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.

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    Fig. View of the steering column assembly



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    Fig. View of the interconnect and bracket



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    Fig. View of the front heater core assembly

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To install:

  1. Depress the brake pedal and install the heater core into the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.
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  3. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Heater hoses (using new O-rings) and the heater core plate
     
    Heater core cover
     
    Heater hoses clamps, working in the engine compartment
     
    Lower silencer boot at the base of the steering shaft
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket
     

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  7. Install the steering column assembly by installing or connect the following:

    Steering column assembly, carefully into the vehicle.
     
    2 upper and 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers. Torque the nuts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
     
    Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler and tighten the pinch bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     
    2 steering column shroud and the shroud-to-steering column screws
     
    Bezel, the retaining clips and the 2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws
     
    Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly to the upper steering column mounting bracket
     
    10 steering column cover liner and the cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Parking brake release cable to the parking brake lever
     
    Lower left side steering column cover.
     
    Lower left side steering column cover
     

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  9. Refill the cooling system.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Run the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
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