The power steering belt on my 2002 Caravan Se with the 2.4L 4 cyl engine is slipping.
I'd like to install and tension a new belt.
It's a hassle since the serpentine belt must first be removed. But the worse is
I simply can't get at the pump's bolts, two on the bottom and a lock bolt and adjustment bolt on the top, either by reaching behind the engine, down the firewall or from underneath. I'd need 4 ft arms that bend at odd places. Is there a trick to this?
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saltmarsh, were you able to get the job done? I've got a similar issue attempting to tension the power steering belt in my 2000 dodge stratus. The procedure indicates that the pivot bolt on the power steering pump should be loosened "from the top of the vehicle" but I can't seem to find a way to put a wrench on it.
Nope, my power steering belt is still slipping when it's cold.
Other things came up and I've been living with it.
Like you, I've not found a way to get to those top pump bolts bolts that are behind the engine against the firewall..
Perhaps if one literally lays on top of the engine but my back doesn't allow that.
There aren't many vans with the 2.4L engine out there and so apparently there's not a big knowledge base about this on this website.
The quote from the tech manual didn't help plus I have the factory tech manual.
I may well take the van to the dealer as much as I hate doing that.