I have been doing some research in preparation to work on my in-laws '07 Caravan (3.3l Gas).
His PS has been making some groaning noise, usually indicative of a failing PS pump. After browsing the forums the reservoir has also presented itself as another source of his woes.
Anyway my questions are more to do with procedure. I have not been so lucky to find very many FAQs here as compared to the Ram forums.
I found this post helpful for disassembly : http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...placement.html
So my questions are:
1. Does this FAQ work for an '07 3.3l Caravan?
2. A few posts mention using a vacuum system to pull air out of the PS system after replacement. What would be the best tool or way to do this? Or any shade tree ways of doing the same thing?
When I have worked on PS systems before I have found that after refilling the PS reservoir and starting the car with the wheels elevated I can turn the steering wheel from stop to stop several times to work out the air.
3. What is the best way to replace the serpentine Belt?
When I last looked at the van it seemed like a Bi&*^ to get to the tensioner. I found this post for a '01, is it still relevant for an '07? http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...ne-belt-2.html
TIA for everyone's help.