Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except Premier and Monaco
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  5. Remove the hose clamp and bolt mounting the power steering pump filler tube and dipstick assembly to the power steering pump and alternator bracket. Remove the filler tube and dipstick.
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  7. Raise the vehicle and support it securely.
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  9. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold. Position the exhaust pipe to the left side of the vehicle.
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  11. If applicable, unplug the power steering pressure switch connector.
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  13. Place a drain pan under the pump. Disconnect the return hose from the tube on the steering gear and and lower the end of the hose into the pan to drain the fluid from the pump (fluid will continue to drain during the next step).
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  15. Remove the right side splash shield (this protects the drive belts).
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  17. Disconnect both power steering hoses from the pump.
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  19. Cap the open hose ends as well as the ports in the pump to keep dirt out of the system.
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  21. Remove the nut holding the power steering pump rear support bracket to the pump. Then remove the 2 bolts mounting the power steering pump support bracket to the engine. Remove the rear bracket from the vehicle.
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  23. Remove the 2 bolts that mount the front o the power steering pump to the mounting plate. Access to the mounting bolts is through the holes in the power steering pulley using a deep socket.
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  25. Remove the power steering pump and pulley assembly from the vehicle.
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  27. Transfer the required parts to the new power steering pump assembly before installing it in the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the power steering pump in the vehicle.
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  3. Hold the pump against the mounting plate. Install the 2 mounting bolts and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  5. Install the rear pump bracket to the pump and engine block. Tighten the bracket bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  7. Install the high and low pressure fluid hoses to the steering pump and tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  9. Install the low pressure fluid line to the power steering gear fluid tube. Be sure that the clamp is installed beyond the upset bead on the tube.
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  11. Attach the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold, then tighten the attaching bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  13. Attach the wiring connector back to the pressure sensor, if applicable.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Install the power steering pump filler tube and dip stick assembly on the neck of the power steering pump. Install the bolt attaching the filler tube to the alternator bracket, then tighten the bolt to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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  19. Position the hose clamp on the filler tube assembly rubber boot and adequately tighten the hose clamp.
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  21. Install the serpentine drive belt. For more details, refer to General Information & Maintenance .
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WARNING
Do use automatic transaxle fluid in the power steering system. Only use Mopar® or equivalent power steering fluid.

  1. Fill the power steering pump reservoir to correct the fluid level.
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  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel several times from stop-to-stop to bleed the air from the system. Stop the engine, check the fluid level, and inspect for any fluid leaks.
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Premier and Monaco

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the under engine splash shield.
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  5. Remove the serpentine belt. For more details, refer to General Information & Maintenance .
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  7. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
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  9. Install a clamp on the pump fluid return hose to prevent excessive fluid spillage. Disconnect the fluid return hose from the pump.
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  11. Disconnect the high pressure tube fitting from the pump.
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  13. Remove the pump rear bracket-to-sump bolts.
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  15. Remove the pump front bracket-to-timing cover bolt.
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  17. Remove the power steering pump and the bracket as a unit.
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  19. If the pump is being replaced with another one, remove the pulley and brackets from the old pump. Before installing the pulley to the new pump, install the front bracket-to-rear bracket bolt to the pump.
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To install:
  1. If the pulley is not installed on the new pump, position the front bracket and insert the front bracket-to-rear bracket bolt into the pump bore before installing the pulley.
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  3. If applicable, install the pump pulley.
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  5. Attach the brackets to the pump, but do not tighten the front bracket-to-rear bracket bolt/nuts at this time.
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  7. Place the pump with the bracket at the installation position on the engine. Install the three rear bracket-to-timing cover bolts finger-tight.
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  9. Install the pump front bracket-to-timing cover bolt and tighten it to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the remaining pump bracket nuts and bolts to the specified torque and in this order:
    1. Pump front bracket-to-rear bracket bolt-30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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    3. Pump bracket-to-bracket lower nut/stud-30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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    5. Pump bracket-to-bracket upper stud-15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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    7. Pump bracket-to-bracket upper nut-30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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    9. Pump rear bracket-to-sump bolts-30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  13. Connect the fluid return hose to the pump.
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  15. Remove the clamp from the fluid return hose.
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The O-ring on the end of the high pressure tubing fitting must be replaced before the fitting is connected to the power steering pump.

  1. Replace the O-ring and connect the high pressure tubing fitting to the pump.
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  3. Position the serpentine drive belt on the pump pulley and adjust the tension. For more details, refer to General Information & Maintenance .
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  5. Install the under engine splash shield.
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  7. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
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  9. Fill the pump reservoir with power steering fluid.
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BLEEDING THE SYSTEM



  1. Check the fluid level in the reservoir and fill to the correct level with the approved power steering fluid.
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  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle with the transaxle in Neutral (manual) or Park (automatic).
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  5. Slowly turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and then all the way to the right. Turn it from lock to lock several times. Then, refill the fluid reservoir.
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