1994 DODGE CARAVAN BYPASSING POWER STEERING PUMP

  • Tiny
  • mrlambert1259
  • 1994 Dodge Caravan

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1994 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 200543 miles

Have 94 dodge grand caravan se 6 cylinder 3.3. Power steering unit possibly going out bad pulley noise, want to bypass. Need to know if possible and what serpintine belt and new diagram

Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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They all came with power steering that year, so there is no routing diagram without it. If you plan to bypass the pump, you will need to measure for a belt and determine the best way to reroute it.

For some reason, I am thinking that there is a serp belt on your car and a seperate V-belt for the PS.

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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 10:31 PM
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No its just one belt. Problem is it goes under shaft pulley over tensioner and under ps pulley then up and over alternator, dont know if tensioner wheel will create enough tension with smaller belt

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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 11:44 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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That is a good question. I've never tried it. Have you considered trying to get a good pump from a salvage yard?

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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 12:17 AM
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Yes I have! But have u seen where the pump is located? Damn near gotta pull motor out or take out right corner panel and wheel well just to get to it. I just want to make thats the actual problem before I do all that work and find out im wrong.

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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 12:38 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Yes, they are a pain.

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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 12:33 AM

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