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How do i remove the Powersteering pump in my 1998

I accidentially poured some brake fluid in my power steering system. Now the powersteering leaks around the pump.
how do i remove the Powersteering pump to re-sela?
(1998 dodge grand caravan 3.8l )

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Replace the ps pump, brake fluid is not a lubricant, your pump is scored, raise the van, block it, remove the sheild, belt and right axle, and remove the pump, you will have to flush the system with 4-5 litres of PS fliud only. GOOD LUCK, RDJRP

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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