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How to put a new stearing pump in a 1996 ford taurus

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If you go to, they have access to free repair manuals, you can print out step by step instructions from there. you will have to register with the sight and provide your vehicle information. it is free. this is for the 3.0 v-6 OHV (2-valve). you will need a couple of special tools, disconnect the battery neg (black) terminal remove the accessory drive belt remove the alternator remove and drain the coolant from the recovery reservoir put a drain pan under Pwr STR pump under the vehicle and disconnect the lines and let them drain remove the idler pulley remove the bracket mounting bolt under the belt tension mounting remove the 2 retaining nuts/ remove mounting studs/ remove Pwr Str Pump support w/ pump attached clamp pump in vise/remove pulley (special tool) remove three bolts on the support, remove Pwr Str pump.
replace as you have taken apart when installing you will need the second tool "pump pulley replacer" Good Luck!

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