1996 Dodge Caravan power steering

Steering problem
1996 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Automatic 200000 miles

how much would it cost to replace the powersteering pump?
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have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 11:52 AM

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Hello - I show several different 6 cylinder models. Please ensure you include all of your auto information so we provide the best possible answer. It appears that all are the same. I am not sure if you plan on doing it yourself. I have included the directions and a pic for you. As for the cost of the part, I show an OEM part number of 4684156, for about $197.00. But if you go to the dealer ensure you provide the VIN number to make sure you get the correct one. If you get one from Auto Zone it runs from 40 to 50 dollars and O'Reilly's from $47 to $171.00. Shop around and check for the warranties. Many places like Auto Zone, O'Reilly's offer lifetime warranties on parts. This is a great deal especially for brakes. Good luck and be safe.

1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Raise and support vehicle.
3. Disconnect oxygen sensor wiring harness from vehicle wiring harness.
4. Remove catalytic converter from exhaust manifold, then the exhaust system hangers from brackets.
5. Move exhaust system as far rearward as possible.
6. Disconnect power steering fluid return hoses at steel tube connection and drain into suitable container.
7. Remove accessory drive splash shield.
8. Remove serpentine drive belt.
9. Remove power steering fluid supply hose and power steering pressure hose from power steering pump, then drain into suitable container.
10. Remove power steering fluid return hose from pump.
11. Remove rear support bracket to pump mounting nut.
12. Remove rear support bracket to engine mounting bolts, then the support bracket.
13. Remove pump to belt tensioner bracket mounting bolts, then the pump assembly from vehicle. Pump will fit through area of exhaust pipe tunnel in floor pan.
14. Reverse procedure to install.


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