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Checking and replacing power steering fluid

1. Open the hood of the vehicle.

2. Look for the power steering fluid reservoir.

3. Raise the reservoir and disconnect the hose that goes to the oil cooler.

4. Connect a hose of suitable diameter to the disconnected hose that goes to the oil cooler and put the hose end in the fluid jar.( be careful not to spill the fluid on the painted area of the body. Wipe off spilled fluid at once.)

5. Start engine and let it run at idle. Turn the steering wheel from lock to lock position several times. When fluid stop running out from the hose, shut off the engine. Discard fluid that was drained from the reservoir.

6. Re-fit the return hose to the reservoir.

7. Fill the reservoir to the level mark.

Note: Use only fluid that is recommended by the manufacturer.

8, Start engine and run it at fast idle. Turn the steering wheel from lock to lock position several times in order to bleed air that is present inside the system.

9. Recheck the fluid level. Add some if necessary.

Note: Do not fill the reservoir beyond the upper limit

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i need to find out how to remove the power steering pump on a 2006 pontiac grand prix 3.8L


Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
5. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
6. Connect the power steering return hose to the power steering pump.
7. Install the harness connector (1) to the power steering pump (4).
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.

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Mar 24, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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I need to know how to take the power steering off a 1997 dodge caravan?


Power Steering Pump-Let me know if you need to take the power steering gear off: Removal & Installation 2.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
    • Remove as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir using a siphon pump.
    • Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump.
    • Loosen the nut securing the front power steering pump bracket to the aluminum bracket.
    • Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    • Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch the power steering fluid.
    • Disconnect the connector from the oxygen sensor at the rear engine mount bracket. NOTE: The exhaust system needs to be moved to allow room for power steering pump removal.
    • Remove the bolts and nuts securing the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold.
    • Disconnect the exhaust system hangers from the brackets. Move the exhaust system rearward and left as far as possible.
    • Raise the heat sleeve to expose the clamp and then disconnect the fluid return hose from the steel tube. Allow the fluid to drain.
    • Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
    • Remove the supply hose coming from the reservoir from the power steering pump. Drain the fluid from the hose.
    • Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump. Drain off excess fluid from the hose.
    • Remove the return hose from the pump. Allow the fluid to drain from the tube.
    • Remove the nut from the rear of the pump to the cast mounting bracket.
    • Loosen the three bolts securing the pump to the front mounting bracket. Then remove the nut and remaining bolt.
    • Remove the power steering pump and the front bracket from the cast bracket on the engine as an assembly through the exhaust tunnel.
    • Remove the three bolts attaching the front bracket to the power steering pump and separate the power steering pump from the front bracket.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump through the exhaust tunnel of the vehicle.
  2. Loosely install the nut on the rear of the pump to hold the pump to the bracket.
  3. Install the front bracket on the pump and install the three bolts loosely.
  4. Install the nut and bolt securing the bracket to the cast bracket.
  5. Tighten the three front bracket-to-pump bolts to 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm).
  6. Connect the pressure hose to the power steering pump. Make sure to inspect the o-ring and replace as needed. Tighten the fitting to 275 in. lb. (31 Nm).
  7. Connect the low pressure return hose to the power steering pump.
  8. Connect the supply hose from the reservoir to the pump. Make sure the hose is not near drive belt.
  9. Install the drive belt and splash shield.
  10. Connect the fluid return hose to the steel tube on the cradle and cover with the heat shield sleeve.
  11. Properly position the protective heat sleeve over the return hose. Secure the heat sleeve with a tie strap to the hose to keep it in place.
  12. Install the exhaust system.
  13. Connect the oxygen sensor wiring connector to the vehicle wiring harness.
  14. Lower the vehicle.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  17. Check for leaks.
3.0L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir using a siphon pump.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch the power steering fluid.
  6. Disconnect the connector from the oxygen sensor at the sensor wiring harness grommet on the floor pan. NOTE: The exhaust system needs to be moved to allow room for power steering pump removal.
  7. Remove the bolts and nuts securing the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold.
  8. Disconnect the exhaust system hangers from the brackets. Move the exhaust system rearward and left as far as possible.
  9. Raise the heat sleeve to expose the clamp and then disconnect the fluid return hose from the steel tube. Allow the fluid to drain.
  10. Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
  11. Remove the supply hose coming from the reservoir from the power steering pump. Drain the fluid from the hose.
  12. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump. Drain off excess fluid from the hose.
  13. Remove the two bolts securing the pump to the alternator/power steering pump/belt tensioner bracket.
  14. Remove the pump from the bracket and remove it from the vehicle through the exhaust tunnel on the floor pan.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump through the exhaust tunnel of the vehicle.
  2. Install the pump on the bracket with the two mounting bolts. Tighten the two bolts to 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the pump rear support bracket. Tighten the nut and bolts to 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm).
  4. Connect the pressure hose to the power steering pump. Make sure to inspect the o-ring and replace as needed. Tighten the fitting to 275 in. lb. (31 Nm).
  5. Connect the low pressure return hose to the power steering pump.
  6. Connect the supply hose from the reservoir to the pump. Make sure the hose is not near drive belt.
  7. Install the drive belt and splash shield.
  8. Connect the fluid return hose to the steel tube on the cradle and cover with the heat shield sleeve.
  9. Properly position the protective heat sleeve over the return hose. Secure the heat sleeve with a tie strap to the hose to keep it in place.
  10. Install the exhaust system.
  11. Connect the oxygen sensor wiring connector to the vehicle wiring harness.
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  15. Check for leaks.
3.3L & 3.8L Engines To Remove:
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir using a siphon pump.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Disconnect the connector from the oxygen sensor at the sensor wiring harness grommet on the floor pan. NOTE: The exhaust system needs to be moved to allow room for power steering pump removal.
  5. Remove the bolts and nuts securing the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold.
  6. Disconnect the exhaust system hangers from the brackets. Move the exhaust system rearward and left as far as possible.
  7. Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch the power steering fluid.
  8. Raise the heat sleeve to expose the clamp and then disconnect the fluid return hose from the steel tube on the cradle. Allow the fluid to drain into the pan.
  9. Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
  10. Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump.
  11. Remove the supply hose coming from the reservoir from the power steering pump. Drain the fluid from the hose.
  12. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump. Drain off excess fluid from the hose.
  13. Disconnect the return hose from the pump. Drain the fluid into the drain pan.
  14. Remove the power steering pump rear support bracket.
  15. Remove the three bolts securing the pump to the alternator/power steering pump/belt tensioner bracket.
  16. Remove the pump from the bracket and remove it from the vehicle through the exhaust tunnel on the floor pan.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump through the exhaust tunnel of the vehicle.
  2. Install the pump on the bracket with the three mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the pump rear support bracket. Tighten the fasteners to 40 ft. lb. (54 Nm).
  4. Connect the pressure hose to the power steering pump. Make sure to inspect the o-ring and replace as needed. Tighten the fitting to 275 in. lb. (31 Nm).
  5. Connect the low pressure return hose to the power steering pump.
  6. Connect the supply hose from the reservoir to the pump. Make sure the hose is not near drive belt.
  7. Install the drive belt and splash shield.
  8. Connect the fluid return hose to the steel tube on the cradle and cover with the heat shield sleeve.
  9. Properly position the protective heat sleeve over the return hose. Secure the heat sleeve with a tie strap to the hose to keep it in place.
  10. Install the exhaust system.
  11. Connect the oxygen sensor wiring connector to the vehicle wiring harness.
  12. Lower the vehicle.
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  15. Check for leaks.
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Oct 13, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Caravan

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After I replaced the power steering pump and reservoir on my 2002 Jeep, I still get air in the system. Where could it be coming from?


Your problem could be a pressure side hose that has a rupture that only leaks in extreme conditions. Inspect to replace with new to repair problem. First make sure you have removed the pump caps off of the hose fittings. If ok, it appears you may have a stuck valve in the rack assembly. Replacing the rack should solve your problem. ------- The new pump should be self-bleeding by turning the wheels left and right. Let sit over night to release air bubbles, recheck fluid level.------ Check the tension of the drive belts on the pump, as they may be loose. The power steering pump and reservoir is located on the front of the engine driven by one of the fan belts. There is a removable cap on the top with a dipstick attached. With the engine off, fill this up to the full mark with power steering fluid. Replace the cap, start the engine and check for leaks. On the back of the pump are two hoses either one could be leaking. REPAIR PROCEDURE:
1. Wipe the power steering cap and area free of dirt. Remove the power steering cap.

2. Use a siphon pump to remove as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir.

3. With a helper in the vehicle, raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist.

WARNING :POWER STEERING FLUID, ENGINE PARTS, AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM MAY BE EXTREMELY HOT IF THE ENGINE HAS BEEN RUNNING. DO NOT START ENGINE WITH ANY LOOSE OR DISCONNECTED HOSES. DO NOT ALLOW HOSES OR POWER STEERING FLUID TO TOUCH HOT EXHAUST MANI FOLD OR CATALYST.
4. Locate the power steering cooler attached to the crossmember support plate. Slide back the clamp and disconnect one of the two power steering return hoses at the power steering oil cooler and drain fluid in an appropriate container.
5. Have the helper turn the steering wheel back and forth quickly several times to force as much fluid as possible from the steering gear.
6. Reconnect the hose at the oil cooler using the original clamp.
7. Lower vehicle so the vehicle tires are not contacting the ground.
9. For proper fluid fill and bleeding air from the power steering system:

a. Fill the power steering reservoir to the top of the fill range using Mopar power steering fluid (ATF+4) p/n 05013458AA.

b. With the engine OFF and the vehicles tires off the ground, slowly turn the steering wheel back and forth (lock to lock) slowly 20 times to force fluid into the steering gear.

c. Fill the power steering reservoir to the top of the fill range.

d. Start engine and let run for a few seconds, then turn oft engine.

e. Check fluid level and add if necessary.

f. Start engine, and slowly turn the steering wheel lightly contacting the left and right stops.

g. Stop the engine and check fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.

h. Lower vehicle, start engine and slowly turn steering wheel lock-to-lock.

I. Stop engine and check fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.

j. If fluid is extremely foamy, allow vehicle to stabilize a few minutes, then repeat steps "i" and "j" until the fluid level remains constant after running the engine and turning the steering wheel from lock to lock.

10. Inform the vehicle owner/operator that a steering vibration may be noted for a few hundred miles until the air is completely removed from the steering system.
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Jan 26, 2010 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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how to replace power steering pump


2004 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L VIN 2

Power Steering Pump: Service and Repair
Power Steering Pump Replacement
NOTE: The content of this article / image reflects the changes called out by TSB: 05-02-32-004.

Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
5. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
6. Connect the power steering return hose to the power steering pump.
7. Install the harness connector (1) to the power steering pump (4).
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.

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Sep 07, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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88 corsica


Hi, no need to raise the engine. you can use these steps to replace your pump.

To replace the power steering pump, proceed as follows:

1. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the remote reservoir or pump. Allow the fluid to drain from this hose into a drain pan. Discard the used fluid.
2. Loosen the bracket or belt tension adjusting bolt, and the pump mounting bolt.
3. Loosen the belt tension until the belt can be removed. On some cars, it is necessary to lift the vehicle on a hoist and gain access to the power steering pump from underneath the vehicle.
4. Remove the hoses from the pump, and cap the pump fittings and hoses.
5. Remove the belt tension adjusting bolt and the mounting bolt, and remove the pump.
6. Check the pump mounting bolts and bolt holes for wear. Worn bolts must be replaced. If the bolt mounting holes in the pump are worn, pump replacement is necessary.
7. Reverse steps 1 through 5 to install the power steering pump. Tighten the belt as described previously, and tighten the pump mounting and bracket bolts to the manufacturer's specifications. If o-rings are used on the pressure hose, replace the o-rings. Be sure the hoses are not contacting the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, or exhaust pipe during or after pump replacement.
8. Fill the pump reservoir with the manufacturer's recommended power steering fluid, and bleed air from the power steering system as described earlier.

May 21, 2009 | 1988 Chevrolet Corsica

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