Mechanics

GRAND POWER STEERING PUMP REMOVAL

2000 Plymouth Voyager • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 130,000 miles

How do you remove the power steering pump on a 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager?
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MusicMan
July 4, 2011.



Here's the info.
1. Remove the (-) negative battery cable from the battery and isolate cable.

2. Remove cap from power steering fluid reservoir.

3. Using a siphon pump, remove as much power steering fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir.

4. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting, in the Lubrication and Maintenance section of this service manual for the required lifting procedure.

5. Disconnect the oxygen sensor wiring harness from the vehicle wiring harness. Access to connection at vehicle wiring harness is through the oxygen sensor wiring harness grommet in the floor pan of the vehicle.

The exhaust system needs to be removed from the engine to allow for an area to remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.

1. Remove the catalytic converter from the exhaust manifold. Then remove all the exhaust system hangers/isolators from the brackets on the exhaust system.

2. Move the exhaust system as far rearward and to the left side of the vehicle as possible Exhaust Position For Removing Power Steering Pump.

3. Raise the heat sleeve on the power steering hoses to expose the hose to steel tube connection. Remove the hose from the power steering fluid return line on the front suspension cradle Power Steering Return Hose At Return Line. Allow the remaining power steering fluid to drain from the pump and fluid reservoir through the removed return hose.

Power Steering Return Hose At Return Line

4. Remove the accessory drive splash shield Accessory Drive Splash Shield.

Accessory Drive Splash Shield

5. Remove the serpentine accessory drive belt from the engine Serpentine Drive Belt And Routing. See Cooling, Group 7 for detailed removal procedure.

Serpentine Drive Belt And Routing

6. Remove the power steering fluid supply hose coming from the remote fluid reservoir, from the fitting on the power steering pump Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pump. Drain off excess power steering fluid from hose.

Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pump

7. Remove the power steering fluid pressure line Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pumpfrom the power steering pump. Drain excess power steering fluid from tube.

Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pump

8. Remove the power steering fluid return hose Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pumpfrom the power steering pump. Drain excess power steering fluid from tube.

Power Steering Hoses At Power Steering Pump

9. Remove the support bracket at the rear of the power steering pump attaching the pump to the rear of the engine Power Steering Pump Support Bracket.

Power Steering Pump Support Bracket

10. Remove the 3 bolts mounting the power steering pump to the alternator/power steering pump and belt tensioner mounting bracket Power Steering Pump Mounting Bolts.

Power Steering Pump Mounting Bolts

11. Remove the power steering pump from its mounting bracket.

12. The power steering pump is removed from the vehicle by pulling it out through the exhaust tunnel area in the floor pan of the vehicle.

13. If transferal of the power steering pump pulley is necessary, refer to DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY in this section of the service manual.

INSTALLATION
1. Install power steering pump back in vehicle using the reverse order of its removal through the exhaust tunnel are of the vehicle.

JDL
Aug 3, 2011.