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Removing power steering pump from 97 Park Ave

Have unbolted and disconnected hoses. Can't figure out how to get it out. From Top or bottom?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I unhooked the lines and unbolted it can't get it out do I have to do anything else?

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You have to remove the alternator and the bracket that holds the alternator. When you remove the bracket be very careful. the inlet and outlet for the heater core run through this bracket. Once you remove the 3 bolts holding it you'll need to work it back and forth as you pull. Do not try to pry or force it because you'll break off the outlet pipe that leads in to the engine block. The pipe is sealed with an o-ring. If it's real stubborn shoot a little wd-40 on it and that should help make it easier to pop out.

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NOTICE: While repairing the power steering system, care should be taken to prevent the entry of foreign material or failure of the power steering components may result.

  1. Using a suitable suction device, remove the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley - 4.0Lin this section.
  1. Remove the pressure line bracket-to-engine bolt.
  1. Remove the power steering pump supply hose bracket bolt.
  1. Release the power steering pump supply hose clamp and disconnect the hose.
  1. Disconnect the pressure line-to-pump fitting.
    • Remove and discard the Teflon® seal.
  1. Remove the 3 bolts and the power steering pump.
Installation
  1. NOTE:A new Teflon® seal must be installed.Using the Teflon® Seal Installer Set, install a new Teflon® seal to the pressure line fitting.
  1. Position the power steering pump and install the 3 bolts.
    • Tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the pressure line-to-pump fitting.
    • Tighten to 75 Nm (55 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the power steering pump supply hose.
  1. Install the power steering pump supply hose bracket bolt.
    • Tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb-in).
  1. Install the pressure line bracket-to-engine bolt.
    • Tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb-in).
  1. Install the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley - 4.0Lin this section.
  1. Fill the power steering system. For additional information, refer to Section 211-00.

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Unbolt the pump from its bracket.
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Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  3. Disconnect the feed and return hoses from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan. NOTE: On models equipped with a remote fluid reservoir, disconnect and plug the hose(s) in order to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.
  4. Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
  5. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump. NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
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    Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

    Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

  6. Unplug the electrical connection from the A/C compressor, unfasten the compressor mounting bolts and set the compressor to one side without disconnecting the lines.
  7. Remove the front mounting bolts and the rear bracket nuts from the studs on the engine.
  8. Remove the rear brace mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle and secure using the front retaining bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2. Install the rear bracket bolt and nuts. Tighten the retainers to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1994 - 97 models and 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on 1998 and later models.
  3. Install the A/C compressor.
  4. Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end. NOTE: When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
  5. Properly install the drive belt.
  6. Remove the caps, then connect the feed and return hoses to the pump.
  7. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  8. Test drive the vehicle.
4.3L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Remove the drive belt.
  3. Remove the fan and clutch from the water pump.
  4. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump.
  5. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the shield from the steering linkage.
  7. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  8. Disconnect the return hose from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
  9. Safely lower the vehicle.
  10. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump and cap the open line.
  11. Remove the filler neck tube.
  12. Remove the power steering pump mounting nuts and bolts.
  13. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
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Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

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  1. Position the pump to the vehicle.
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  2. Install the filler neck tube.
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  4. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  5. Connect the return hose to the vehicle.
  6. Install the shield on the steering linkage and lower the vehicle.
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  9. Properly install the drive belt. NOTE: Be sure to secure any hoses which may get in the way or rub other components.
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  11. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  12. Test drive the vehicle.
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Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet, which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Siphon as much power steering fluid out of the reservoir as possible.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the splash shield from the right front wheel well.
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Fig. 1: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-with Variable-Assist steering

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Fig. 2: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-without Variable-Assist steering
  1. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the pump.
  2. Remove the hose connection on the power steering pump.
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Fig. 3: Typical power steering pump front bracket attachment
  1. Remove the power steering adjusting bolt.
  2. Remove the power steering pump rear attaching bolt.
  3. If so equipped, remove the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) hydraulic control unit heat shield.
  4. Remove the wheel speed sensor retainer bracket from the right inner fender.
  5. Remove the wheel speed sensor sealing grommet from the right inner fender.
  6. Disconnect the speed sensor wiring.
  7. Push the wiring through the hole in the inner fender.
If not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the hole will just have a sealing plug.
  1. Remove the bolt attaching the power steering front bracket to the mounting bracket. Access to the bolt is gained through the hole for the speed sensor wiring.
  2. Remove the power steering pump drive belt.
  3. Remove the power steering pump and the front bracket as an assembly.
To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump and bracket.
  2. Reinstall the bolt at the adjusting slot, but do not tighten.
  3. Reinstall the bolt mounting the power steering pump to the rear mounting bracket, but do not tighten.
  4. Reinstall the power steering pump top bolt, but do not tighten.
  5. Reconnect the power steering hoses.
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Fig. 4: Install a new O-ring gasket on the hose fitting
Use a new O-ring when reinstalling the power steering pressure hose.
  1. Reinstall the drive belt.
  2. Adjust the drive belt and tighten the power steering pump bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Reinstall the splash shield.
  4. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  7. Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering system.


Sebring Coupe and Avenger
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove (drain, suction pump, etc.) as much power steering fluid as possible.
  3. Disconnect the return fluid line. Remove the reservoir cap and allow the return line to drain the fluid from the reservoir. If the fluid is contaminated, disconnect the ignition high tension cable and crank the engine several times to drain the fluid from the gearbox.
Cover any components located underneath the power steering pump with a shop towel to protect them from damage due to power steering fluid spillage. For example, the A/C compressor or alternator, depending on vehicle and engine, is below the power steering pump, so cover the A/C compressor or alternator with a shop towel before removing any hoses.
  1. Loosen (but do not remove) the power steering pump mounting bolts and remove the drive belt.
  2. Remove the pressure switch connector from the side of the pump.
  3. Disconnect the pressure line.
  4. Unbolt and remove the pump from the mounting bracket.
To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Inspect the pump pulley for cracks. Check the hoses carefully for cracks or signs of weakness.
  2. Install the pump, wrap the belt around the pulley and lightly tighten the mounting bolts.
  3. Replace the O-rings and connect the pressure line. Connect the pressure line so the notch in the fitting aligns and contacts the pump's guide bracket. Tighten the fitting to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  4. Connect the return line and secure with the clamp.
  5. Fasten the pressure switch connector.
  6. Adjust the power steering belt for proper tension and tighten the adjusting bolts.
Use only MOPAR ATF PLUS automatic transmission fluid type 7176, ATF+3 automatic transmission fluid, or equivalent, in the power steering system of Sebring coupe and Avenger models.
  1. Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering system.

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Your power steering pump is located right in front. You have to take the upper fan shroud off and the serpentine belt.  You will need an a power steering pump pulley remover as well, but I think you can barrow one from auto zone. You will also have to disconnect the pressure and return hoses from the backside of the pump. Then remove the pump mounting fasteners and lift it out of the truck. Also on 99 4.3 liter you need to unbolt the filler tube from the air conditioning compressor.  ( call an auto parts store to see if you air system needs to be decompressed before removing the filler tube)

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How to remove alternator



Park vehicle on level ground.
2. Remove battery from vehicle.
3. Remove air cleaner outlet hose, engine under cover ( right side ) and exhaust pipe # 2 .
4. Disconnect " B " terminal wire and coupler from the Alternator ( Generator ) .
5. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) belt.

6. Remove power steering pump. Do not disconnect hoses.
6. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) cover.
7. Remove Alternator ( Generator ) bracket mounting bolts.
8. Remove Alternator ( Generator ).

Power Steering pump has three bolts- 2 behind the pulley at 12 and 6 o'clock and one bolt on the back.

Once you get the power steering pump out of the way you can remove the last bolt on the alternator


Ok...I did not remove axle or disconnect hoses on power steering...I did unbolt power steering pump and moved off to side.

after that I disconnected sensor on throttle body and very carefully lifted alternator through the top where your air intake assembly would have been at, right next to A.C. refrigerant lines.It takes a minute , you HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE SENSOR!!

However it is a lot faster that taking off drive shaft and exhaust pipe!

If you go to AutoZone .com they have exploded diagrams of the parts you have to take off and they will show you bolt locations, the power steering pump bolt at 6 o'clock drove me crazy.

P.S. Get a ratcheting 12 mil wrench, it's a life and knuckle saver!!

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