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My 97 dodge status has a leak in the pressure hose for the power steering. it is a 4 cylinder engine. how do i replace the hose?

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Can't say more than remove it, put a new one in. Use flair nut wrenches on fittings to avoid rounding them off. sometimes the rack end is difficult to access...using a "crows foot" on an extension sometimes helps in that situation. Only other thing, remove whatever is in your way.Take care that new hose does not rub on other items with sharp edges and stay away from exhaust components. You can usually find specific instructions in even inexpensive manuals, but this isn't a really hard one.

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Follow the line to the rack and pinion. Take the line loose there and at the back of the pump. replace it with the new one. Should be a 15 mm wrench

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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How involved is it to replace a power steering pump on a 2007 Explorer 4.0?


Power Steering Pump - 4.0L Special Tool(s) Installer Set, Teflon® Seal
211-D027 (D90P-3517-A) or equivalent Material Item Specification MERCON® V Automatic Transmission Fluid
XT-5-QM (or XT-5-QMC) (US); CXT-5-LM12 (Canada) MERCON® V
Item Part Number Description 1 388898 Teflon® seal 2 - Pressure line-to-pump fitting (part of 3A719) 3 W700839 Power steering pump bolts (3 required) 4 3A674 Power steering pump 5 W503924 Pressure line bracket-to-engine bolt 6 3691 Power steering pump supply hose 7 W503924 Power steering pump supply hose bracket bolt
Removal
NOTICE: While repairing the power steering system, care should be taken to prevent the entry of foreign material or failure of the power steering components may result.

  1. Using a suitable suction device, remove the power steering fluid from the reservoir.
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley - 4.0Lin this section.
  1. Remove the pressure line bracket-to-engine bolt.
  1. Remove the power steering pump supply hose bracket bolt.
  1. Release the power steering pump supply hose clamp and disconnect the hose.
  1. Disconnect the pressure line-to-pump fitting.
    • Remove and discard the Teflon® seal.
  1. Remove the 3 bolts and the power steering pump.
Installation
  1. NOTE:A new Teflon® seal must be installed.Using the Teflon® Seal Installer Set, install a new Teflon® seal to the pressure line fitting.
  1. Position the power steering pump and install the 3 bolts.
    • Tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the pressure line-to-pump fitting.
    • Tighten to 75 Nm (55 lb-ft).
  1. Connect the power steering pump supply hose.
  1. Install the power steering pump supply hose bracket bolt.
    • Tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb-in).
  1. Install the pressure line bracket-to-engine bolt.
    • Tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb-in).
  1. Install the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley - 4.0Lin this section.
  1. Fill the power steering system. For additional information, refer to Section 211-00.

Apr 13, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Power steering fluid leaking. change hose? change pump? Re clamp?


If the hose itself is leaking (not the connection/end) , replace the hose. If the hose is more than 5 years old, I'd probably just replace it. If it's the low pressure hose (return) and it's leaking at the junction, you can probably replace the clamp. If it's the high pressure hose (with the machine-formed hose ends) then replace the hose - a clamp is unlikely to withstand the pressure and you don't want to take the chance of it blowing off when you're turning.

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Power steering leak


Looks like it is your High Pressure power steering hose gone bad, it will squirt more fluid as you turn the steering wheel. Replace as soon as you can, if that fluid lands on the engine it can easily ignite a fire under your hood, happen to me some time ago when my car began to leak power steering fluid from the high pressure hose and the oil got all over the hot engine, it ignited causing a engine fire. Power steering fluid is very flammable and dangerous when it is close to excess heat from the engine. Most power steering systems have a low and high pressure hose, the high pressure hose takes tremendous hydraulic pressure every time you turn your wheels.

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Why does power steering fluid leaks out on left side ? makes whining noise i fill it up with in an hr its gone whats the problem?


You obviously have a leak. It should be very easy to find, first, crank engine & refill power steering reservoir to proper level. Then have someone turn the steering wheel slowly while you look around the pump, hoses & rack & pinion unit. Wherever the leak is you will see fluid leaking when the steering wheel is being turned. You can also turn the wheel all the way to either the left or right until the wheel binds up, (which puts the system to full pressure and at the same time keep pressure applied to the wheel) and you will definitely find the leak. It's probably going to be 1 of your pressure hoses. Be careful driving it until you get the leak fixed as you can burn your pump up by running it without/low on fluid. Hope this helps.

Jun 15, 2014 | 2005 Dodge SRT-4

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2002 isuzu rodeo cylinder head torque lbs. for 2.2


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Removal & Installation

2.2L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following: Negative battery cableIntake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor connectorPositive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve and hoseAir intake assemblyUpper radiator hoseAccessory drive beltExhaust front pipeAlternator and bracketsCrankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connectorKnock sensor connectorHeater hosesWater bypass hoseFuel linesEvaporative Emissions (EVAP) valve connectorCanister hoseIntake manifoldEngine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartmentPower steering pump pressure switch connectorFront coverSpark plugs and wiresCamshaft Position (CMP) sensorValve coverTiming belt. Refer to the Timing Belt unit repair section.Timing belt idler pulleysTiming belt rear coverOil pressure switch connectorCamshaftsCylinder head. Remove the bolts in reverse of the tightening sequence.

    Negative battery cable Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor connector Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve and hose Air intake assembly Upper radiator hose Accessory drive belt Exhaust front pipe Alternator and brackets Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector Knock sensor connector Heater hoses Water bypass hose Fuel lines Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) valve connector Canister hose Intake manifold Engine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartment Power steering pump pressure switch connector Front cover Spark plugs and wires Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor Valve cover Timing belt. Refer to the Timing Belt unit repair section. Timing belt idler pulleys Timing belt rear cover Oil pressure switch connector Camshafts Cylinder head. Remove the bolts in reverse of the tightening sequence.

To install:


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Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-2.2L (VIN D) engine

NOTE Use new cylinder head bolts for assembly.

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows: Step 1: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)Step 2: Plus 90 degreesStep 3: Plus 90 degreesStep 4: Plus 90 degrees
    1. Step 1: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    2. Step 2: Plus 90 degrees
    3. Step 3: Plus 90 degrees
    4. Step 4: Plus 90 degrees

  2. Install or connect the following: CamshaftsOil pressure switch connectorTiming belt rear coverTiming belt idler pulleys. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).Timing beltValve coverCMP sensorSpark plugs and wiresFront coverPower steering pump pressure switch connectorEngine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartmentIntake manifoldCanister hoseEVAP valve connectorFuel linesWater bypass hoseHeater hosesKnock sensor connectorCKP sensor connectorAlternator and bracketsExhaust front pipeAccessory drive beltUpper radiator hoseAir intake assemblyPCV valve and hoseIAT sensor connectorNegative battery cable

    Camshafts Oil pressure switch connector Timing belt rear cover Timing belt idler pulleys. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Timing belt Valve cover CMP sensor Spark plugs and wires Front cover Power steering pump pressure switch connector Engine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartment Intake manifold Canister hose EVAP valve connector Fuel lines Water bypass hose Heater hoses Knock sensor connector CKP sensor connector Alternator and brackets Exhaust front pipe Accessory drive belt Upper radiator hose Air intake assembly PCV valve and hose IAT sensor connector Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor connector Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve and hose Air intake assembly Upper radiator hose Accessory drive belt Exhaust front pipe Alternator and brackets Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector Knock sensor connector Heater hoses Water bypass hose Fuel lines Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) valve connector Canister hose Intake manifold Engine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartment Power steering pump pressure switch connector Front cover Spark plugs and wires Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor Valve cover Timing belt. Refer to the Timing Belt procedure. Timing belt idler pulleys Timing belt rear cover Oil pressure switch connector Camshafts Cylinder head. Remove the bolts in reverse of the tightening sequence.

To install:

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Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-2.2L (VIN D) engine


NOTE Use new cylinder head bolts for assembly.

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    2. Step 2: Plus 90 degrees
    3. Step 3: Plus 90 degrees
    4. Step 4: Plus 90 degrees

  2. Install or connect the following:

    Camshafts Oil pressure switch connector Timing belt rear cover Timing belt idler pulleys. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Timing belt Valve cover CMP sensor Spark plugs and wires Front cover Power steering pump pressure switch connector Engine wiring harness connectors at left rear of the engine compartment Intake manifold Canister hose EVAP valve connector Fuel lines Water bypass hose Heater hoses Knock sensor connector CKP sensor connector Alternator and brackets Exhaust front pipe Accessory drive belt Upper radiator hose Air intake assembly PCV valve and hose IAT sensor connector Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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I have a 97 taurs with a steering problem. It makes a humming noise that gets louder the faster I go. It pulls to the right, an when I go around a left corner it feels like it just doesn't want to turn...


check to see if you have power steering fluid. if your low fill it up. (most cases thats all it is) check around for any leaks or parts to the power steering unit for and damage (hoses, pump, rer, rack and pinion, any seals or such. you might have a leak somewhere. when your looking for leaks fill the res up with power steering fluid. turn the car on. and have someone turn the wheel so get the fluid to build up pressure in the system.

Oct 12, 2009 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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Need to replace high pressure power steering hose on 2004 Monte Carlo SS. Need tips to effectively do the job myself. Tools needed, tricks to make the job easier, what not to do...etc. Thank yiou so much...


Power Steering Line/Hose: Service and Repair
Pressure Hose
Power Steering Pressure Pipe/Hose Replacement (3.8L)
Removal Procedure
1. Place a drain pan under the vehicle.
2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
3. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
5. The power steering pressure hose is the lower hose at the power steering gear.
Remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering gear.
6. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
7. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the clamps on the power steering gear.
8. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the vehicle.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pressure hose to the vehicle.
2. Install the power steering pressure hose to the clamps on the power steering gear.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
3. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
^ Tighten the fitting to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
4. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering gear.
^ Tighten the pressure hose fitting to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
6. Remove the drain pan from under the vehicle.
7. Lower the vehicle.
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with power steering fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Inspect the power steering system for leaks.

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Sep 15, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Subaru impreza 1993 power steering leak


YOU CANT USE A REGULAR FUEL LINE ON POWER STEERING AS A HIGH PRESSURE HOSE.BECAUSE POWER STEERING PRESSURE IS 1000 PSI.YOU HAVE TO BUY THE POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE HOSE IT HAS NUMBER OF PLIES MATERIAL WEAVES TO MAKE IT STRONG.IT WAS MADE FOR POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE.YOU DONT HAVE A BLOCKAGE .THE HIGH PRESSURE HOSE JUST WORE OUT.REPLACE IT .IT SHOULD FIX THE PROBLEM.

Sep 04, 2009 | 1993 Subaru Impreza

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97 dodge stratus power steering leak


if it is a hose it could be in 6 or 7 sections to get to the pump you need 2 lower your front suspension i believe not a job for the neighborhood joe unless joe's a mechanic

Nov 03, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Stratus

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