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I have a street rod with a mustang II power steering unit, I have a GM pump that is new with new hoses. I also have a remote resivor that is mounted just above the pump. I can not get the power system to work. It looks like I have air trapped in the system some place any ideas on how I can get the air out. I have raised the front of the car and run the rack lock to lock many times with no luck

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Are u getting power assist at all--if not u could need a pressure valve--it is at the back of the pump where the pressure hose attaches--if there is air in the system the fluid will foam--only thing u can do is turn lock to lock like ur doing and turn off the vehicle-wait a few minutes and do it again. Make sure the hose to the pump isn't cracked and all hose connections are tight

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HOW DO I REPLACE THE HIGH PRESSURE LINE FOR A POWER STEERING UNIT ON A 1998 MUSTANG?


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.

Aug 20, 2011 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

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My power steering fluid reservoir suffered a blow that cracked the top recently. I was losing fluid from the top and sealed the spot with JB qwik weld, it seems to have worked. Unfortunately, I'm still...


Kudos to you for your repair and diagnostics with the old cardboard trick. You didn't specify what model and engine your Pontiac have, but I can give you some general guidance. If it's the typical GM set up with the reservoir mounted on the pump, I'm afraid it might not be a DIY job. In these situations the pump's pulley will need to be removed from the pump shaft with a special puller in order to remove the reservoir. However, if the reservoir is remote mounted, meaning not attached to the pump, by all means get a new reservoir and change it. In the remote mount situation, you'll only see one hose attached to the reservoir, usually with a plain 'ol hose clamp. Put a drain pan under the car, remove the fluid from the reservoir with a turkey baster (every good mechanic has one in their tool box), remove any mounting fasteners, unscrew the hose clamp and remove the reservoir. Reverse the procedure to install the new part. Once installed, fill the reservoir to the proper level with power steering fluid, start the engine and slowly turn the steering wheel fully from one side to another (do this many times). The pump will probably whine until all the air is bled from the system. Recheck the fluid level and top off as necessary.

Mar 19, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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Looking to see haw difficult it is to change power steering pump.? any ideas Iam some what mechanicaly inclined


GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-2.5L engine

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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-early-model 4.3L engine

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Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley-1985-92 vehicles

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Fig. 4: Installing the power steering pump pulley

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Fig. 5: Pump pulley removal and installation-1993-96 vehicles

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Fig. 6: Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting-late-model 4.3L engines (1993-96 shown)

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Fig. 7: Typical power steering pump hose routing-1996 shown


The following procedure requires the use of the GM Puller tool No. J-29785-A (1985-92), Puller J-25034-B (1993-96) or equivalent, and the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety.
  2. For 1996 vehicles, remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
  3. For 1993-96 vehicles, remove the hood latch and the upper fan shroud.
  4. Release tension and remove the drive belt.
  5. Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller tool.
  6. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
  7. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  8. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
WARNING Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system contamination.
  1. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump hoses.
  2. Install the steering pump to the retaining bracket, then secure using the retaining bolts. Tighten the power steering pump-to-bracket bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). For 1996 vehicles, tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
On early-model vehicles where the drive belt is tensioned by pivoting the power steering pump assembly, do NOT fully tighten the mounting bolts at this time, since you will just have to loosen them again for belt installation and adjustment.
  1. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
  2. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
  3. Install the drive belt. On early-model vehicles so equipped, properly adjust the belt tension. For details on belt installation and tension adjustment.
  4. For 1993-96 vehicles install the upper fan shroud and the hood latch assembly.
  5. For 1996 vehicles, install the air cleaner assembly.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering system.
  8. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
  9. Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering fluid.

hope this help (remember rated this post) Good luck.

May 13, 2010 | 1989 GMC Safari

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Loosing power stering fluid /looks like its coming from /bottom of resivor/its not coming from lines from resivor where is power steering pump 2000 concorde 4 door 3.2 engine


check you o-rings on the pressure line going into the pump . put a new one on it also check the pressure regulator nut that screws into the back of the pump see if it's tight! then check for a crack around the return hose nipple on the resevour

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How do you remove the Power Steering Pump and bracket. I have taken off several bolts but it still is not letting loose. Help


3.0L (VIN 3) Engine

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Power steering pump mounting detail (3.0L engine)

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt. The belt does not have to be removed from the engine.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Disconnect the wiring harness connector to the oxygen sensor which is accessible through the oxygen sensor wiring harness grommet in the vehicle floor pan.
  5. Remove the catalytic converter from the exhaust manifold and remove all exhaust system hangers and isolators from the exhaust system brackets. Move exhaust system out of the way as far rearward and to the left as possible to provide access to the power steering pump.
  6. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump. Remove the power steering fluid return line hose on the front suspension cradle. Allow the fluid to drain from the pump and hose.
  7. Remove the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  8. Disconnect the power steering remote reservoir supply hose from the fitting on the power steering pump. Allow fluid to drain from the hose.
  9. Remove power steering fluid pressure line from the power steering pump and drain any excess power steering fluid.
  10. Remove the power steering fluid return hose from the power steering pump.
  11. Remove the rear support bracket mounted behind the power steering pump to the engine block.
  12. Remove the 2 mounting bolts that secure the pump to the alternator/power steering pump and belt tensioner mounting bracket.
  13. Remove the power steering pump and pulley assembly out from the vehicle. Transfer all required parts from the pump to the new replacement pump before installation.
To install:
  1. Position the front of the power steering pump up onto the mounting bracket. Torque the 2 power steering pump-to-mounting bracket bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the rear power steering pump-to-engine block support bracket. Torque the 2 support bracket mounting bolts to 40ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the nut to the mounting stud behind the pump and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the high pressure fluid line to the pump output fitting. Torque the high pressure line-to-power steering pump fitting to 275 inch lbs. (31 Nm). Be sure to inspect the pressure line O-ring for any damage before connecting the pressure line to the steering pump.
  4. Install the low pressure power steering fluid hose to the power steering pump low pressure fitting. Be sure the hose clamps are properly reinstalled and hoses are clear of the accessory drive belts.
  5. Install the accessory drive belt.
  6. Install the hose on the power steering fluid return line on the front suspension cradle. Be sure the hose clamps and heat shield tubes are correctly reinstalled.
  7. Reconnect the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold. Install the hangers and isolators onto the exhaust system brackets. torque the nuts and bolts to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  8. Reconnect the wiring harness connectors to the oxygen sensor. Install the wiring harness grommet into the vehicle floor pan.
  9. Install the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  10. Remove the drain pan and lower the vehicle.
  11. Refill the power steering pump reservoir with the correct amount of clean power steering fluid.
  12. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Bleed the power steering system.
  13. Run the engine and check the system for leaks and proper steering operation.

3.3L (VIN R) & 3.8L (VIN L) Engines

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Rear support bracket mounting detail (3.3 & 3.8L engines)

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Power steering pump mounting detail (3.3 & 3.8L engines)

  1. Remove and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
  3. Disconnect the wiring harness connector to the oxygen sensor which is accessible through the oxygen sensor wiring harness grommet in the vehicle floor pan.
  4. Remove the catalytic converter from the exhaust manifold and remove all exhaust system hangers and isolators from the exhaust system brackets. Move exhaust system out of the way as far rearward and to the left as possible to provide access to the power steering pump.
  5. Remove the power steering fluid return line hose on the front suspension cradle. Allow the fluid to drain from the pump and hose.
  6. Remove the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  7. Remove accessory drive belt.
  8. Disconnect the power steering remote reservoir supply hose from the fitting on the power steering pump. Allow fluid to drain from the hose.
  9. Remove power steering fluid pressure line from the power steering pump and drain any excess power steering fluid.
  10. Remove the power steering fluid return hose from the power steering pump.
  11. Remove the rear support bracket mounted behind the power steering pump to the engine block.
  12. Remove the 3 mounting bolts that secure the pump to the alternator/power steering pump and belt tensioner mounting bracket.
  13. Remove the power steering pump and pulley assembly from the vehicle. Transfer all required parts from the pump to the new replacement pump before installation.
To install:
  1. Position the front of the power steering pump up onto the mounting bracket. Torque the 3 power steering pump-to-mounting bracket bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the rear power steering pump-to-engine block support bracket. Torque the support bracket mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the nut to the mounting stud behind the pump and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the high pressure fluid line to the pump output fitting. Torque the high pressure line-to-power steering pump fitting to 275 inch lbs. (31 Nm). Be sure to inspect the pressure line O-ring for any damage before connecting the pressure line to the steering pump.
  4. Install the low pressure power steering fluid hose to the power steering pump low pressure fitting. Be sure the hose clamps are properly reinstalled and hoses are clear of the accessory drive belts.
  5. Install the accessory drive belt.
  6. Install the hose on the power steering fluid return line on the front suspension cradle. Be sure the hose clamps and heat shield tubes are correctly reinstalled.
  7. Reconnect the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold. Install the hangers and isolators onto the exhaust system brackets. Torque the nuts and bolts to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  8. Reconnect the wiring harness connectors to the oxygen sensor. Install the wiring harness grommet into the vehicle floor pan.
  9. Install the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  10. Remove the drain pan and lower the vehicle.
  11. Refill the power steering pump reservoir with the correct amount of clean power steering fluid.
  12. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Bleed the power steering system.
  13. Run the engine and check the system for leaks and proper steering operation.

Nov 03, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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How to identify the power steering motor in the


Look where your power steering resivor is located...trace the hoses coming out the side or bottom to the pump on the engine. Sometimes the resivor for the pump is drectly above the pump itself but unlikely with your vehicle. Replacing it will be a joy for you (not really) as you will have to release tension from the main motor belt, remove that from the power steering pump and then manage to have enough room to get to it to replace it.

Oct 08, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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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 do I repair a leaking power steering hose?


ok thees instructions that i have is for replacing the power steering pump but it has a great pic witch shows the power steering hoses i hope it helps


NOTE The following procedure requires the use of the GM Puller toolNo. J-25034-B or equivalent, and the GM Pulley Installer tool No.J-25033-B or equivalent.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety.
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
  3. Release tension and remove the drive belt.
  4. Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller tool.
  5. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
  6. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  7. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
    WARNING Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system toprevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of systemcontamination.
  8. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.

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    0900c15280227d23.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting


    0900c15280227d24.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Typical power steering pump hose routing

To install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump hoses.
  2. Install the steering pump to the retaining bracket, then secureusing the retaining bolts. Tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  3. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No.J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steeringpump.
  4. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering system.
  9. Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering fluid.

Apr 23, 2009 | 2001 GMC Safari

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Removing power steering 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.

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