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Remove cap, remove return hose, drain fluid, loosen pump,

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Most power steering pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and should be in plain view when the hood is open.The following shows how to remove and replace the power steering pump and might give you a clue if not in plain sight. My dad's 1998 Ford Taurus has it nearly on top, but they could have changed things in the mean time: Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation Power Steering Pump (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the alternator.
  5. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  7. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  8. Remove the belt tensioner.
  9. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  10. Remove two retaining nuts from the bracket mounting studs. Remove both mounting studs, and pull off the power steering pump support with the pump attached.
  11. Clamp the pump support bracket in a suitable vise.
  12. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the pump shaft using Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent. Remove the three bolts retaining the power steering pump to the power steering pump support and remove the power steering pump.
To Install:
NOTE: The pulley must be installed within 0.010 in (0.25 mm) flush with the power steering pump shaft.
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  1. Install the power steering pump to the power steering pump support. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft-lb. (25 Nm).
  2. Install the power steering pump pulley using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent; the pulley face must be flush within 0.010 inch (0.25mm) of the pump shaft.
  3. Install the power steering pump/pump support and torque nuts/bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4. Install the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  5. Install the belt tensioner.
  6. Install the idler pulley to the power steering pump support.
  7. Connect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
  8. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  9. Install the alternator.
  10. Install the accessory drive belt.
  11. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
  13. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
Power Steering Pump (4V) and SHO To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  5. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump. Disconnect the power steering pump reservoir hose and allow it to drain.
  6. Using Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent, remove the pulley from the power steering pump shaft.
  7. Disconnect the pressure hose from the power steering pump and allow it to drain.
  8. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts and the pump.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).
  2. Connect the pressure hose and secure the clamp.
  3. Using a Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent, install the power steering pump pulley: the pulley face must be flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 inch (0.25mm).
  4. Connect the power steering pump reservoir hose.
  5. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Install the accessory drive belt.
  7. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  8. Connect the battery ground cable.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
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I have a 1995 ford escort and very hard steering, where is the power steering to check fluid or change the pump


The power steering fluid resivoir is located on the right hand fender up front under the hood. The pump is mounted below the altenator on the front side of the engine. The lines go down the right side of engine compartment to the power steering rack located at the bottom center behind the engine. Hope this helps, let me know.

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Power steering is not working , belt is still good, fluid is good, it works sometimes when the I rev up the motor.


Hi: 1st thing to check is your Power Steering Switch,its located right on your Power Steering return Line. Just Replace that 1st,its around 10-$13.00,If your problem still exsists,Your powersterring pressure switch may haved a loose connection or has went Bad.Try replacing the switch before buying a new power Steering Pump,The Power Steering Pressure Swith is around $35.00.Or Go Ahead and Get a New Power Steering Pump after you have changed the filter.Power Sterring Remanafactored Pumps run around $75.00- $90.00,there are 2-Types of pumps to Fit your Model, 1-with Vacum Assist,And 1-With Hyroboost. Just remove the Pump 1st before buying your New one that way you'll be Able to match up your old pump with the Replacement Pump. I hope this has Helped you, Please let me Know Thank You from d_hubbs

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When driven about 10 miles, makes a noise similar to a power steering pump going out, but only when it heats up, power steering fluid is full. Why would it only make the noise when engine is hot?


The Power Steering Pump has a Fluid Cooler, a small radiator located on the bottom of the Van. It is used to cool the power steering fluid off. If there is a blockage problem this will cause overheating.
Although there is fluid, when was the fluid last changed? Then was the last time this entire System was flushed?
However, the Power Steering Pump making noise only when heated is a definite beginning sign that Power Steering Pump Bearings are failing. When these fail, they do so without too much warning, meaning Noise and then failure immediately after!
Before you run out and buy a new Power Steerin Pump, make sure it is in fact the Pump and not the nearby Pulley's or Pump's. Some people rush to judgement and change out the Pump when the nearby pulley bearing was the real culprit.
Let me know if this helped. or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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Changing power steering pump


Power steering pump special tools

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Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation Power Steering Pump (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the alternator.
  5. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  7. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  8. Remove the belt tensioner.
  9. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  10. Remove two retaining nuts from the bracket mounting studs. Remove both mounting studs, and pull off the power steering pump support with the pump attached.
  11. Clamp the pump support bracket in a suitable vise.
  12. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the pump shaft using Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent. Remove the three bolts retaining the power steering pump to the power steering pump support and remove the power steering pump.

To Install:
NOTE: The pulley must be installed within 0.010 in (0.25 mm) flush with the power steering pump shaft.

  1. Install the power steering pump to the power steering pump support. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft-lb. (25 Nm).
  2. Install the power steering pump pulley using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent; the pulley face must be flush within 0.010 inch (0.25mm) of the pump shaft.
  3. Install the power steering pump/pump support and torque nuts/bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4. Install the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  5. Install the belt tensioner.
  6. Install the idler pulley to the power steering pump support.
  7. Connect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
  8. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  9. Install the alternator.
  10. Install the accessory drive belt.
  11. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
  13. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.

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Location of power steering pump


Usually they are located near or part of the power steering reservoir. Look for the cap to fill the power steering with fluid the pump should be underneath.

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