Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Replacing Power Steering Pump on Gasoline Engines?

The Procedure to replace Steering pump.
The Details are for Gasoline Engines.

The Procedure mentioned Covers Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD & 4WD. Its For 2001 – 2005 Year Models.

The Power steering Pump replacing for Dodge Vehicles is as follows:---

  1. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  2. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and cap the fittings.
  3. Remove battery ground cable and unthread stud from cylinder head, do not remove from bracket.
  4. Loosen upper bracket bolt and remove the lower bracket to engine block bolts.
  5. Pivot the pump assembly past the coolant tube.
  6. Remove the upper stud and remove upper bolt from cylinder head.
  7. Remove steering pump and mounting bracket from engine as an assembly.
  8. Remove the pump pulley with Puller C-4333, to access pump attaching bolts.
  9. Remove the front pump bracket. On the 8.0L engine remove rear pump bracket.
To install:
  1. Install the front pump bracket and tighten bolts to35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). On the 8.0L engine install the rear pump bracket and tighten nut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm), tighten bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  2. Install the pump pulley with Installer C-4063-B.
  3. Install steering pump assembly on the engine block. Install the upper stud and bolt in bracket.
  4. Pivot the pump down past the coolant tube and install the lower bolts in bracket.
  5. Tighten the bolts and nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  6. Connect the hoses to the pump.
  7. Install the serpentine drive belt.
  8. Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid and perform the -Initial Operation Procedure-, located later in this section.

  1. Drain and siphon the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt, as outlined in the Engine Mechanical Section.
    Do not remove the fitting on the pump that the high pressure hose screws into. The fitting may come loose unless it is backed up using another wrench. If the fitting does come loose, it must be retightened to 40-50 ft. lbs. (57-67 Nm) before continuing. If this fitting comes out of the pump body, the internal spring and valve parts will fall out of the pump and they cannot be reinstalled properly. If this occurs the pump needs to be replaced with a new pump.
  3. Disconnect the return hose.
  4. Disconnect the pressure hose.
  5. Access to remove the three bolts securing the pump to the cylinder head can be gained thru the pulley holes. 

    Fig. View of the power steering pump pulley (1), fluid reservoir (2), return hose (3) and high pressure hose (4)
To install:
  1. Align the pump with the mounting holes in the left cylinder head.
  2. Install 3 pump mounting bolts through the pulley access holes. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  3. Reconnect the pressure line and return hose to the pump and reservoir. Tighten the pressure line to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  4. Install the serpentine drive belt.
  5. Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid.
  6. Start the engine and check the operation of the brakes.

These details will help.


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