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You need to first diagnose what is leaking. Most power steering leaks are in the pressure hose but not always. Pressure hoses will have screw on fittings and return hoses will usually just have spring clamps or screw type clamps on the end of the hose. Pressure hose most likely, return hoses 2nd, failing rack and pinion assy 3rd and pressure pump last. If its leaking from the bellows on the end of the rack and pinion the you will need a reman unit. Presure pumps are also remanufactured if thats what you need. hoses are replaced with new hoses or standard return hose for the return line.
You did not give me a specific location of leaks. I assume that the power steering leaks was coming from the what we called high pressure side hose its typical on all cars. This hose travel from the power steering canister to the rack and pinion gear on all front wheel drive car. It requires skill and patient to do the job but not impossible. Good luck.
Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove engine Air Cleaner (ACL) . Disconnect electrical connector in back of engine cooling fan motor. Remove radiator fan shroud. Disconnect constant control relay module harness from headlamp harness and place constant control relay module on top of engine to provide accessibility to power steering lines. Remove wiring harness guide retaining screws and position guide aside. Remove screw at power steering hose bracket. Remove anti-rattle clip. Remove plastic strap retaining tubes to power rack and pinion steering gear. Remove power steering pressure hose at power steering pump. Remove power steering pressure hose at power rack and pinion steering gear.
Remove power steering pressure hose from vehicle. Reverse procedure to install new hose.
Fill and bleed power steering system.
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
RETURN TURN LINE GOES TO THE LEFT OF RACK PINION AND HIGH PRESSURE HOSE GOES TO THE RIGHT OF RACK PINION.LOOKING AT POWER STEERING PUMP HIGH PRESSURE HOSE THICK HOSE SCREWS INTO POWER STEERING PUMP.WHILE LOW PRESSURE HOSE HAS A HOSE WITH A CLAMP THE LOW PRESSURE HOSE HOOKS TO TOP OF POWER STEERING PUMP.LOW PRESSURE DONT SCREW INTO POWER STEERING PUMP IT IS HELD IN PLACE BY A HOSE SMALL CLAMP.
There are 2 lines that service the rack and pinion. One is the high pressure line from the output side of the power steering pump, and the other is the low pressure return line to the power steering pump.
Just determine if it's the output or return line and go to your local auto parts store.
It might not be a bad idea to also pick up a vehicle specific repair manual for precise instructions on how to bleed the lines, etc.
Shouldn't be any problem at all....just a little messy from spilled fluid.
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.
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
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Exhaust Connector Holder Tool
Bench Mounted Holding Fixture
Disconnect negative battery cable.
Position steering wheel one-half turn to right and lock wheel.
Position steering column boot out of the way. Remove pinch bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling to power steering short rack and separate.
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.
Disconnect power steering auxiliary actuator and power steering pressure switch.
Remove two heat shield pushpin retainers from power steering hose bracket and remove heat shield.
Remove one retaining bolt from left turn pressure hose bracket.
Position drain pan under steering gear.
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.
Partially raise vehicle.
Remove front wheel and tire assemblies.
Remove LH upper stabilizer bar link retaining nut and position link out of the way.
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.
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.
Remove drain pan.
Remove two steering gear retaining nuts at front subframe.
Install Exhaust Connector Holder Tool T94T-6000-AH on flex tube.
Remove bolts, nuts, and gasket from where flex tube and converter Y-pipe connect. Separate tube from pipe.
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.
Remove two rear subframe retaining bolts and lower subframe approximately 102 mm (4 inches).
Rotate power steering rack to clear bolts from subframe and remove assembly through LH wheel well.
Remove two bolts retaining power steering hose bracket to short rack and remove bracket.
Mount steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
Remove four clamps retaining bellows to steering gear and tie-rods. Remove bellows and power steering gear rack tube.
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.
Mount new steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
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).
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.
Install new inner and outer bellows clamps.
Remove steering gear from Bench Mounted Holding Fixture and place on bench.
Install power steering hose bracket and retaining bolts at top of steering gear. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
Install steering gear retaining bolts in steering gear housing and install short rack through LH wheel well.
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.
Install power steering short rack-to-subframe nuts. Tighten to 97-132 Nm (72-97 lb-ft).
Install new gasket, bolts and nuts at converter Y-pipe and flex tube. Tighten to 34-46 Nm (26-34 lb-ft).
Remove flex tube holder.
Partially lower vehicle.
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.
Install LH stabilizer bar link and retaining nut. Tighten to 76.5-103.5 Nm (57-76 lb-ft).
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.
Install tire and wheel assemblies. Tighten to 115-142 Nm (85-105 lb-ft).
Remove old Teflon® O-rings from pressure and return hoses. Install new Teflon® O-rings on pressure and return hoses.
Install power steering pressure hose and return hose to fittings on power steering short rack. Tighten to 33-41 Nm (24-30 lb-ft).
Install one retaining bolt to left-turn pressure hose bracket. Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 lb-in).
Connect rear HO2S connectors, power steering auxiliary actuator, and power steering pressure switch electrical connectors.
Position heat shield at power steering hose bracket and install pushpin retainers.
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).
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.
Fill and purge system.
Adjust only toe for alignment. Refer to Section 04-00 .