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Ford Taurus should it be very hard to install power steering pump pulley that's pressed on using installer kit

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Yes, it does go on very tight

Posted on Mar 18, 2014


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SOURCE: How do I install the Power Steering Pump Pulley

tere are two size threads on power steering pump most of the installers are the larger thread however most fords use the smaller

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 97 ford taurus power steering pulley

pull the pully back off ,clean the shaft with emery cloth and also the the shaft hole in the pully then grease it up and try it again

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 F.Windstar replace power steering pump but still hard to steer

rack and-or pinion... Good thing the 98 is a very good and popular windstar, its not as bad as it sounds.

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SOURCE: Installed new power steering very hard to steer

need to work the air out of the system, try turning it all the way to one side till it strains, then back, next crack open the pressure hose and see if you get fluid, keep \repeating this process till u get strong fluid spirts

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

SOURCE: power steering problems with 1997 ford taurus

What! Not likely the pump, if it has fluid. Most likely the steering rack is shot. Have a reman installed and flush the cooler or the new one will fail. Install a FILTRON magnetic filter, in the return line also. Use Mercon or Mercon V Fluid,not auto part store **** and never any sealers. If you want ,you could make up a blend of Lubegard and Mec V. I do all the above,If it isn't like a new car after all that,check out the ball joints , but especially the bearing assy on top of the struts. They could be half your stiffness. What causes these steering racks to fail ,is because, no one changes the fluid every couple years,just like you never flush brake fluid or trans fluid. I made a living in the trans business ,just on Taurus and Chrysler Caravans, for that very reason. Don't you just love neglect?

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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How do i take off the pulley off the power steering ?


The power steering pulley is pressed on, as paul said you will need a power steering pulley puller tool, you can borrow from a parts store. This tool is used to remove the pulley and also install it back onto the pump.

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Power steering pump, broken, how to replace


Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

3.0L OHV (2 valve) Engine
(see Figures 1 and 2)

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Fig. 1: Power steering system-3.0L OHV (2-valve)

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Fig. 2: A few special tools are required to remove and install the pulley on the power steering pump
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the alternator.
  4. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  5. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  6. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  7. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  8. Remove 2 retaining nuts from the bracket mounting studs. Remove both mounting studs, and pull off the power steering pump support with the pump attached.
  9. Clamp the pump support bracket in a suitable vise.
  10. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the pump shaft using Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent. Remove the 3 bolts retaining the power steering pump to the power steering pump support and remove the power steering pump.
To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump to the power steering pump support.
  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 17-24 ft. lbs. (23-32 Nm).
  4. Complete the installation by reversing the removal procedure.
  5. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.

Hope this helps.

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Where is the power steering dipstick


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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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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