Dakota, 2001-2005

Removal & Installation

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2.5L Engines



  1. Remove pump drive belt.
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  3. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
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  5. Disconnect the hoses from the power steering pump. Cap hose open ends to prevent entry of foreign material.
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  7. Remove pump mounting bolts.
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  9. Loosen the pump bracket bolts and remove the pump.

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    Fig. 2.5L Power Steering Pump-Intake manifold (1) Pump assembly (2) Pump mounting bracket (3)

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To install:

  1. If removed, attach the front mounting bracket to the pump.
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  3. Position the pump in the rear mounting bracket. Install the retaining bolts/nuts and tighten to 28 Nm (21 ft. lbs.)
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  5. Install front bracket-to-engine bolts and tighten to 28 Nm (21 ft. lbs.)
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  7. Connect fluid hoses to pump.
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  9. Install and adjust drive belt, refer to Group 7 Cooling.
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  11. Fill reservoir with power steering fluid, refer to Power Steering Pump-Initial Operation.
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3.7L & 4.7L Engines



  1. Drain and siphon the power steering fluid from the pump.
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  3. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
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  5. Remove the reservoir return hose at the reservoir.
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  7. Remove the pressure hose from the pump.
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  9. Remove the three pump mounting bolts through pulley access holes.
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  11. Remove the pump from the engine.

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    Fig. Pump assembly (1) and mounting bolts (2), which are accessible through holes in the pump pulley-3.7L & 4.7L engines

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To install:

  1. Align the pump with the mounting holes on the engine.
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  3. Install the three pump mounting bolts through the pulley access holes. Tighten the bolts to 28 Nm (21 ft. lbs.).
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  5. Install the pressure hose to the pump. Tighten the tube nut to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  7. Install reservoir return hose to the reservoir.
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  9. Install the serpentine drive belt.
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  11. Fill the power steering pump.
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3.9L & 5.9L Engines



  1. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Clamp the fluid return hose and disconnect the hoses from the power steering pump. Cap the fittings.
  4.  
  5. Remove battery ground cable and bracket bolts.
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  7. Remove the pump assembly.
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  9. Remove the pump pulley, using an appropriate pulley removal tool. This will allow access to the pump attaching screws.
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  11. Remove the pump bracket bolts and remove the bracket.

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    Fig. Pump assembly (1) and mounting bolts (2)-3.9L & 5.9L engines



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    Fig. Bolts (4) securing pump assembly (3) to mounting bracket (2) are accessible after removing pulley (1)

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To install:

  1. Install the bracket on the pump and tighten bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
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  3. Install the pump pulley.
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  5. Install pump assembly on the engine block and tighten the bolts to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.).
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  7. Install the battery ground wire and tighten nut to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.).
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  9. Connect the fluid hoses to the pump.
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  11. Install the serpentine drive belt.
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  13. Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid.
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