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It's not the wheel bearing! If your sure it's not brake fluid, but power steering fluid you have a leaking power steering hose. Take a rag and wipe down both hoses, fill the reservoir and with engine running have someone turn the steering wheel all the to the right and then left while you watch for leaks. The hose that comes out of the bottom of the pump is the high pressure hose, and the hose that goes into the reservoir is the low pressure hose. You can buy replacement power steering hoses at a auto parts store or a Ford dealer. I would replace both given the age of your van but you can replace just the leaky one. Use a flare nut wrench or open end wrench and remove the hose(s) from the steering box first and have a container to catch the fluid that wil drain out of the reservoir and hoses. Refill the reservoir and turn the steering wheel back and forth to remove air bubbles (engine running). Check fluid level and check for leaks at the fittings.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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Pricing vary, depending on where you live and if you want it done at a dealership or at a local shop.It would be about 1hour of labor +price of the hose+power steering fluid. Dealer charges about $70.00 an hour.
You can call the dealer ask how much to change the hose. Also a local shop can gave you an estimate.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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Generally it should work it's way out by itself, but you can remove air by turning the wheels all the way in one direction (hold it there a few seconds) then repeat in other direction...check fluid level and that's all. If noise lasts more than a few hours, then pump has sustained some damage.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

    0900c15280227d22.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Pump pulley removal and installation


    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.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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You will have a leak from the pump, pressure hoses or the rack. You will have to get the system washed down and inspected for the leak, most common problem is the steering rack leaking, this will leak oil onto the exhaust and cause your smoking problem, start her.


Remove the power steering pump pulley.
Place a drain pan under the vehicle. Important: Cap or plug the ends of the power steering hoses to prevent fluid loss.
Disconnect the power brake booster inlet hose from the power brake booster.

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Disconnect the power steering cooler hose from the power steering pump.

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Disconnect the power steering pump remote reservoir hose from the power steering pump.

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Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the power steering pump rear mounting bracket nut.
Lower the vehicle.
Loosen the accessory bracket bolts and nut. Pull the accessory bracket forward.
Remove the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Remove the power steering pump and the power brake booster inlet hose from the vehicle.
Remove the power brake booster inlet hose from the power steering pump.







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    Fig. 3: Power steering hose routing and orientation -
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