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I need to replace a water pump on a 2006 caravan

Its a 3.3 v6 is it the same as the 1997 thats posted here?

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The instructions should be the same.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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Fig. 3: Water pump mounting detail-3.0L engine
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