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Removal of power steering pressure hose

How do i remove the bottom nut on the power steering pressure hose

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The one on the steering rack is quite the buger you actually need a crowsfoot socket extension and ratchet

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Replace power steering pump on 06 chevy uplander


I just finished replacing mine.

It is much easier if you do these steps:

1. Remove the serpentine belt.
2. Remove the nuts holding the main fuse box over the battery.
3. Remove the reinforcing bar over the battery.
4. Remove the battery.
5. Remove the windsheild washer tank.
6. Now you have access to remove the pump pulley. Without removing the stuff, it may be possible, but it will be extremely difficult.
7. Remove the pump pulley.
8. Loosen the high pressure hose fitting.
9. Remove the return line clamp.
10. Remove the power steering pump mounting bolts.
11. Remove the high pressure hose fitting.
12. Remove the power steering pump while sliding off the low pressure hose.
13. Remove the clips holding the reservoir on the pump.
14. Remove the reservoir.
15. Install new o-ring on the reservoir.
16. Install reservoir on new pump.
17. Install clips to hold reservoir on pump.
18. Install new o-ring on high pressure fitting.
19. Place new pump in position while sliding on low pressure hose.
20. Loosely attache high pressure fitting.
21. Tighten pump to mounts.
22. Tighten high pressure fitting.
23. Install clamp on low pressure hose.
24. Install power steering pulley.
25. Install washer reservoir.
26. Install battery.
27. Install reinforcing cross member.
28. Install fuse panel.
29. Install serpentine belt.
30. Bleed the power steering system.

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How to install power sterring pump


first you need to remove power steering pump drive belt and fluid using a large syringe or siphon pump.then you need place drain pan under vechicle where power steering pump located,remove power steering return line and remove power steering pressure hose using a flare nut wrench,make sure drain pan catch power steering fluid. once you have the power steering pump return hose and pressure hose remove,then remove power steering pump mounting bolts then remove power steering pump.take old power steering pump and new power steering pump to machine shop or garage so they can transfer drive pulley from old power steering pump to the new pump,once you have new power steering pump ready to install be sure to buy new pressure hose o ring if equipped, you need to bleed power steering system once you have new pump in place with every thing back in place cant give you bleeding procedure you did not tell me vechicle type you working on.

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How to replace high pressure hose on a 1994 Silverado Chevrolet pick up truck.


hmmm..which high pressure hose the a/c or power steering hose...if its the a/c u need to take this to a service center. removing the high pressure hose without recovering the freon can cause serious injury.it is under extreme high pressure at all times even when the truck is not running... if its the power steering hose then start by removing the plastic shield in the steering staft at the steering box on the drivers side frame loosen the 18mm line nut then follow it to the other line nut on the back of the power steering pump....but sometimes the pump may need to be removed to to this, if this is the case i recommend u take it to a service center

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How do i remove power steering pump on 02 grand am?


Remove the serpentine belt (loosen off the tensioner below the alternator). Remove the 3 bolts accessible thru the holes in the power steering pump pulley (13mm bolts). Remove the pressure hose bracket, at the rear of the alternator(15mm nut). Remove the pressure hose 5/8" nut, and electrical connector if it has one. Disconnect the return hose clamp, and lift out pump. It can be wiggled out from between the intake manifold and fuel rail. You may need a special puller tool to transfer the power steering pump pulley, if you are just replacing the pump assembly (there is also a tool to install pulley). If you are replacing the pump with pulley just reverse procedure.

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Repair power steering for 1994 Chevy S10 Blazer V-6, pump and houses.


Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  3. Disconnect the feed and return hoses from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan. NOTE: On models equipped with a remote fluid reservoir, disconnect and plug the hose(s) in order to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.
  4. Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
  5. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump. NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
    Installing the pilot bolt 85388111.gif

    Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

    Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

  6. Unplug the electrical connection from the A/C compressor, unfasten the compressor mounting bolts and set the compressor to one side without disconnecting the lines.
  7. Remove the front mounting bolts and the rear bracket nuts from the studs on the engine.
  8. Remove the rear brace mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle and secure using the front retaining bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2. Install the rear bracket bolt and nuts. Tighten the retainers to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1994 - 97 models and 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on 1998 and later models.
  3. Install the A/C compressor.
  4. Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end. NOTE: When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
  5. Properly install the drive belt.
  6. Remove the caps, then connect the feed and return hoses to the pump.
  7. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  8. Test drive the vehicle.
4.3L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Remove the drive belt.
  3. Remove the fan and clutch from the water pump.
  4. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump.
  5. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the shield from the steering linkage.
  7. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  8. Disconnect the return hose from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
  9. Safely lower the vehicle.
  10. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump and cap the open line.
  11. Remove the filler neck tube.
  12. Remove the power steering pump mounting nuts and bolts.
  13. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
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Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

To Install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle.
    • Tighten the front retaining bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  2. Install the filler neck tube.
    • Tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  3. Connect the pressure hose to the pump.
  4. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  5. Connect the return hose to the vehicle.
  6. Install the shield on the steering linkage and lower the vehicle.
  7. Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end. NOTE: When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
  8. Install the fan and clutch on the water pump.
  9. Properly install the drive belt. NOTE: Be sure to secure any hoses which may get in the way or rub other components.
  10. Install the upper fan shroud.
  11. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  12. Test drive the vehicle.
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Nov 05, 2010 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

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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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How to r&r powersteering pump 1998 mercury grand marquis


Hopfully this will be ALL you need Besides Pulley REMOVAL TOOL It can be Rented @ AutoZONE

REMOVAL
  1. Remove drive belt.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist. WARNING: TURN AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH (LOCATED IN LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT) OFF TO PREVENT VEHICLE DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
  3. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket.
  4. Disconnect electrical connector at power steering control valve actuator.
    1. Install Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B on the pulley hub. CAUTION: Do not apply in-and-out pressure on the power steering pump shaft. Pressure will damage the internal thrust areas.
    2. Hold the small hex-head and rotate the tool nut counterclockwise to remove the power steering pump pulley.
    3. Disconnect power steering pressure hose at power steering pump and drain fluid into a container.
    4. Disconnect power steering return hose at power steering pump and drain fluid into a container.
    5. Remove four retaining bolts and power steering pump and power steering pump pulley assembly.
    6. Remove power steering pressure switch from pump.
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    1. Position the power steering pump on the mounting bosses of engine block and install the bolts at the side of the power steering pump. Tighten to 20-30 Nm (15-22 ft. lbs.).
    2. Connect the power steering reservoir pump hose to the power steering pump and reposition the hose clamp to power steering pump inlet fitting.
    3. Replace power steering pressure hose O-ring.
    4. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump fitting. Tighten the tube nut with a tube nut wrench rather than with an open-end wrench. Tighten to 34-46 Nm (26-33 ft. lbs.). NOTE: Swivel or end play of the power steering pressure hose end is normal and does not indicate a loose fitting.
    5. Place the power steering pump pulley on the power steering pump shaft and install Power Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T91P-3A733-A. The small diameter threads on the tool should be engaged in the power steering pump shaft. CAUTION: Do not apply in and out pressure on the shaft. Pressure will damage the internal rotating group.
    6. Hold the small hex-head and rotate the tool nut clockwise to install the power steering pump pulley on the shaft. CAUTION: Do not apply in and out pressure on the shaft. Pressure will damage the internal rotating group. NOTE: The power steering pump pulley face must be flush within 0.25 mm (0.010 inch) of the end of the pump shaft.
    7. Remove the Power Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T91P-3A733-A.
    8. Remove the shipping tube nut from power steering pump housing prior to installation.
    9. Connect electrical connector to power steering control valve actuator.
    1. Install power steering pressure hose bracket.
    1. Lower the vehicle.
    2. If equipped, turn the air suspension ON.
    3. Install drive belt on the power steering pump pulley.
    4. Fill the power steering pump reservoir with Power Steering Fluid Motorcraft MERCON(r) ATF.

Oct 04, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Power steering going bad,need info about rackard pinion


you can buy remanufactured at parts store or buy used from car-part.com. page with * is lowest cost.

It's a pretty big job for a novice.

here's 96 taurus steps with 3.8l engine. don't have 94. should be similar

Removal
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Tool Number Description T94T-6000-AH Exhaust Connector Holder Tool T57L-500-B Bench Mounted Holding Fixture
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  1. Position steering wheel one-half turn to right and lock wheel.
  1. Position steering column boot out of the way. Remove pinch bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling to power steering short rack and separate.
  1. Disconnect PCV vent tube and vacuum supply hose from clean air tube. Loosen two hose clamps retaining clean air tube and position out of the way.
  1. Disconnect power steering auxiliary actuator and power steering pressure switch.
  1. Remove two heat shield pushpin retainers from power steering hose bracket and remove heat shield.
  1. Remove one retaining bolt from left turn pressure hose bracket.
  1. Position drain pan under steering gear.
  1. Remove power steering pressure and return hoses from fittings on power steering rack. Position both hoses out of the way. Disconnect rear HO2S connector at steering rack and position out of the way.
  1. Partially raise vehicle.
  1. Remove front wheel and tire assemblies.
  1. Remove LH upper stabilizer bar link retaining nut and position link out of the way.
  1. Loosen LH tie-rod jam nut. Remove cotter pin and tie-rod retaining nut at lower control arm. Using tie-rod end separator or equivalent, remove tie-rod from control arm and from steering gear.
  1. Loosen RH tie-rod jam nut. Remove cotter pin and tie-rod retaining nut at lower control arm. Using tie-rod end separator or equivalent, remove tie-rod from control arm and from steering gear.
  1. Raise vehicle.
  1. Remove drain pan.
  1. Remove two steering gear retaining nuts at front subframe.
  1. Install Exhaust Connector Holder Tool T94T-6000-AH on flex tube.
  1. Remove bolts, nuts, and gasket from where flex tube and converter Y-pipe connect. Separate tube from pipe.
  1. Position Rotunda Power Train Lift 014-00765 or equivalent with wood blocks approximately 1016 mm (40 inches) in length (secured to lift) under subframe and raise.
  1. Remove two rear subframe retaining bolts and lower subframe approximately 102 mm (4 inches).
  1. Rotate power steering rack to clear bolts from subframe and remove assembly through LH wheel well.
  1. Remove two bolts retaining power steering hose bracket to short rack and remove bracket.
  1. Mount steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
  1. Remove four clamps retaining bellows to steering gear and tie-rods. Remove bellows and power steering gear rack tube.
  1. Position rack and pinion steering gear so several steering gear teeth are exposed. Hold steering gear with adjustable wrench on end teeth only, while loosening inner tie-rods. Remove tie-rods from steering rack. Remove steering rack from bench-mounted holding fixture.
Installation
  1. Mount new steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
  1. Position rack and pinion steering gear so several steering gear teeth are exposed. Hold steering gear with adjustable wrench on end teeth only, while tightening inner tie-rods. Tighten to 90-110 Nm (66-81 lb-ft).
  1. Apply Steering Gear Grease C3AZ-19518-A meeting Ford specification ESB-M1C119-A to groove in connecting rods where tie-rod bellows clamp to front wheel spindle tie-rod and uniformly apply to inner diameter of bellows. Install bellows and gear rack tube onto short rack.
  1. Install new inner and outer bellows clamps.
  1. Remove steering gear from Bench Mounted Holding Fixture and place on bench.
  1. Install power steering hose bracket and retaining bolts at top of steering gear. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
  1. Install steering gear retaining bolts in steering gear housing and install short rack through LH wheel well.
  1. Position steering rack and retaining bolts through subframe. Raise powertrain lift until rear subframe contacts body and install retaining bolts. Tighten to 135-195 Nm (100-144 lb-ft). Lower and remove powertrain lift from vehicle.
  1. Install power steering short rack-to-subframe nuts. Tighten to 97-132 Nm (72-97 lb-ft).
  1. Install new gasket, bolts and nuts at converter Y-pipe and flex tube. Tighten to 34-46 Nm (26-34 lb-ft).
  1. Remove flex tube holder.
  1. Partially lower vehicle.
  1. Install LH jam nut and outer tie-rod to inner tie-rod. Install tie-rod to steering knuckle. Install retaining nut. Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft). Install new cotter pin.
  1. Install LH stabilizer bar link and retaining nut. Tighten to 76.5-103.5 Nm (57-76 lb-ft).
  1. Install RH jam nut and outer tie-rod to inner tie-rod. Install tie-rod to steering knuckle. Install retaining nut. Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft). Install new cotter pin.
  1. Install tire and wheel assemblies. Tighten to 115-142 Nm (85-105 lb-ft).
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Remove old Teflon® O-rings from pressure and return hoses. Install new Teflon® O-rings on pressure and return hoses.
  1. Install power steering pressure hose and return hose to fittings on power steering short rack. Tighten to 33-41 Nm (24-30 lb-ft).
  1. Install one retaining bolt to left-turn pressure hose bracket. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
  1. Connect rear HO2S connectors, power steering auxiliary actuator, and power steering pressure switch electrical connectors.
  1. Position heat shield at power steering hose bracket and install pushpin retainers.
  1. Install clean air tube, connect PCV vent tube and vacuum supply hose, and tighten hose clamps. Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-27 lb-in).
  1. Install steering column intermediate shaft coupling to power steering short rack and install pinch bolt. Tighten to 41-51 Nm (30-38 lb-ft). Position steering column boot over steering rack.
  1. Fill and purge system.
  1. Check operation.
  1. Adjust only toe for alignment. Refer to Section 04-00 .

Aug 05, 2009 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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How to change the power steering on 96 ford explorer


Section 11-02C: Steering Gear, Power Rack and Pinion, Explorer 1996 Explorer with Power Rack and Pinion Steering Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Steering Gear SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Pitman Arm Puller T64P-3590-F
Removal
  1. Start engine.
  1. Rotate steering wheel from lock-to-lock (entire gear travel). Record n umber of rotations.
  1. Divide the number of rotations by two. This gives the required number of turns to place system in the on-center position.
  1. NOTE: Verify the front wheels and steering wheel are in the straight-ahead position.

    From the lock position, rotate steering wheel the number of turns determined in Step 3. This places the gear in the on-center position.


    Steering Gear, Explorer




  1. NOTE: Do not rotate steering column when intermediate shaft is disconnected or DAMAGE TO CLOCKSPRING will result.

    Remove bolt retaining the lower steering column shaft to the steering gear input shaft.




  1. Disconnect the lower steering column shaft from the steering gear.
  1. Remove stabilizer bar attachment from frame for clearance to remove gear.
  1. Unscrew the quick connect fittings for the power steering pressure hose (3A719) and power steering return hoses (3A713) at the steering gear housing (3548).


    Power Steering Hose Connections





    Item Part Number Description 1 3A674 Power Steering Pump 2 3A719 Power Steering Pressure Hose 3 3F780 Power Steering Cooler and Hose Assembly 4 3504 Steering Gear 5 5005 Frame
  1. Plug ends of fluid lines removed and ports in gear to prevent damage and entry of dirt.
  1. Remove two (2) nuts from P/S cooler.
  1. Remove P/S cooler from vehicle.
  1. Remove and discard the cotter pin retaining the nut to tie rod end (3A130) and remove nut.
  1. Separate tie rod ends from front wheel spindle (3105) using Pitman Arm Puller T64P-3590-F.




  1. Remove the two nuts, bolts, and washer assemblies retaining steering gear (3504) to front crossmember (5019).
  1. Remove steering gear from vehicle. If required, remove steering gear mounting bracket housing insulators (3F640) and steering gear insulators (3C716) from steering gear housing.





    Item Part Number Description 1 N807881-S60 Bolt 2 385935-S36 Washer 3 3F640 Steering Gear Mounting Housing Insulator 4 3504 Steering Gear 5 N800255-S60 Nut 6 5019 Front Crossmember 7 3C716 Steering Gear Insulator
Installation
  1. If removed, install steering gear mounting insulators into the steering gear housing.
  1. Push the steering gear mounting insulator and steering gear insulator in until there is no space between the lip on the insulator and steering gear housing.
  1. Position steering gear on front crossmember. Install nuts, bolts and washers retaining steering gear to front crossmember. Tighten to 128-172 Nm (94-127 lb-ft).
  1. Position power steering cooler onto bolts and install nuts. Tighten nuts to 68-92 Nm (50-68 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE: The fittings design allows the power steering pressure hose and power steering return hose to swivel when properly tightened. Do not attempt to eliminate looseness by overtightening, since this can cause damage to fittings.

    Connect power steering pressure hose and power steering return hose to appropriate ports on steering gear housing. Tighten fittings to 27-34 Nm (20-25 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE: Make sure the tie rod ends (3A131) are seated in the tapered spindle holes to prevent rotation while tightening nut.

    With the steering gear, steering wheel (3600) and wheel (1007) in the on-center position, attach the tie rod end to front wheel spindle and tighten to 56-76 Nm (77-103 lb-ft).
  1. If necessary, advance tie rod nuts to the next slot. Install cotter pins.
  1. NOTE: Verify that no rotation from the on-center position has occurred.

    Position steering column lower intermediate shaft over steering gear input shaft. Outer input shaft dust shield must be in place. Replace pinch bolt and tighten to 41-56 Nm (30-42 lb-ft).
  1. Replace the front wheel and tire assemblies. Refer to Section 04-04 .
  1. Replace wheel covers.
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Refill power steering oil reservoir (3A697) with Premium Power Steering Fluid E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESW-M2C33-F.
  1. Purge air from steering system. Refer to Section 11-00 . Verify absence of any unusual power steering noise.
  1. Check and adjust toe alignment specifications. Refer to Section 04-00 .
  1. Make sure steering gear operates correctly and is not leaking.
  1. Check and adjust fluid level in power steering oil reservoir.

Jul 10, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Villager

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Power steering rack


jj, here's the procedure:
turn ignition key to locked position and turn steering wheel to the left until the wheel is locked. Remove key.
While vehicle still on ground disconnect the steering column shaft coupler from the steering gear intermediate coupler. Remove the cotter key the nut and the pinch bolt.
Loosen wheel lug, raise vehicle support securely w/ jack stands, remove the wheels.
Raise the insulating wrap on the power steering return hose to expose the hose clamp. Remove the hose clamp and detach the hose, Drain ps fluid thru the hose.
Remove both tie rod ends from steering knuckles.
Remove the 2 bolts and loosen the 3rd attaching the anti-lock brakes Hydraulic control Unit (HCU) to the suspension cradle.
then rotate the HCU rearward to allow access to the cradle bolt and nut just forward of the hcu.
Remove the nuts and bolts attaching the cradle plate to the bottom of the front suspension cradle, then remove cradle plate from cradle.
Remove bracket attaching power steering fluid line to the front suspension cradle.
Detach ps.fluid pressure and return lines from the ps gear.
Remove the 3 bolts and nuts mounting the steering gear to the front suspension cradle.
Lower the steering gear from the suspension cradle enough to allow access to the intermediate coupler roll pin. Install a roll pin remover/installer tool (they always get u with that darn special tool, don't they?) or equivalent set up. Pull the roll pin out of the intermediate coupler. Separate the intermediate coupler from the shaft of the steering gear Remove the steering gear assembly from the suspension cradle. Well, it's too late to give the install procedure, but u seem to have it under control, so let me know if u need more info and how u make out! Merry Christmas!

Dec 18, 2008 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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