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How do you change a rack and pinion on a ford windstar

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This is a repair that should not be attempted by a novice! Put the van in the air,remove the front wheels,remove the cotter keys from the tie rod ends and remove the nuts and separate from the spindle,Remove the Power steering lines from the rack and pinion unit,Remove the single bolt that attaches the rack to the steering shaft,Remove the two large steering rack mounting bolts from the engine/transaxle cradle, with support under the engine/transaxle cradle remove the rear mounting bolts slowly lower the cradle slowly to gain access to remove rack assembly and reverse for installation. NOTE: Install new seals on the power steering lines and when removing outer tie rods from the rack count how many turns it takes to remove the end and put it back on the same amount of turns. Refill the system with proper fluid and have the vehicle Front end aligned!!!!!!!!

Posted on Aug 27, 2010


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SOURCE: 99 windstar leaking power steering fluid

all the boot does is keep dirt from getting to the lip seal if its leaking youl atleast need to replace seal and boot i think on that model youl need a specialty inner tie rod tool to remove before you can get the seal out. if it was me i believe id replace the whole rack if you plan on keeping the rig long hope this helps please rate me thanks

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SOURCE: No power steering assist after changing rack and pinion assembly

and?? finish the question does not have power steering now? bleed the system it has air in it and fill the P.S. pump reservoir. More info please.

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SOURCE: How difficult is it to replace the Rack and Pinion

It's a pretty extensive job and requires specialty tools... I'd have a local shop replace it for you to be honest.

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get it as high off the ground as possible (lift if possible) disconect lines tierod ends and pull all bolts holding it on and it sould just slip out of the wheel well

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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there you go, not a bad price...

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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