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1998 wagon taurus....no fluid fro power steering pump itself but it keeps draining....suggestions

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Bad rack & pinion steering under car

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Power steering presure line how to change


Hello, to replace try this :

1. Rotate the belt tensioner clockwise using a ratchet and socket. Then slide the drive belt off the power steering pulley. Let the tensioner pulley carefully return to the original position without snapping back to prevent damage to internal components.


2. Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch power steering fluid after you remove the two hoses from the steering pump.


3. Detach the pressure hose from the steering pump by loosening the retaining nut with a flare wrench. Let the steering fluid drain into the drain pan.

4. Loosen or slide the clamp off the return line at the steering pump (depending on the type of clamp used on your particular Taurus model). Use a ratchet and socket or a pair of slip joint pliers.Then detach the return line from the pump with your hand and let the steering fluid drain into the drain pan.

5. Unplug the steering pump electrical connector, if your particular model is equipped with it.

6. Remove the power steering pulley from the pump using special tool 211-016 (T69L-10300-B). For more information, see the Resources section below. Make a note of the pulley distance from the steering pump body at the mounting shaft, so that you use the same amount of clearance when you mount the pulley on the new pump.

7. Unfasten the power steering pump mounting bolts using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket and lift the pump off the engine compartment.

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Where is the power steering dipstick


Most power steering pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and should be in plain view when the hood is open.The following shows how to remove and replace the power steering pump and might give you a clue if not in plain sight. My dad's 1998 Ford Taurus has it nearly on top, but they could have changed things in the mean time: Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation Power Steering Pump (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the alternator.
  5. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  7. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  8. Remove the belt tensioner.
  9. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  10. Remove two retaining nuts from the bracket mounting studs. Remove both mounting studs, and pull off the power steering pump support with the pump attached.
  11. Clamp the pump support bracket in a suitable vise.
  12. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the pump shaft using Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent. Remove the three bolts retaining the power steering pump to the power steering pump support and remove the power steering pump.
To Install:
NOTE: The pulley must be installed within 0.010 in (0.25 mm) flush with the power steering pump shaft.
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  1. Install the power steering pump to the power steering pump support. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft-lb. (25 Nm).
  2. Install the power steering pump pulley using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent; the pulley face must be flush within 0.010 inch (0.25mm) of the pump shaft.
  3. Install the power steering pump/pump support and torque nuts/bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4. Install the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  5. Install the belt tensioner.
  6. Install the idler pulley to the power steering pump support.
  7. Connect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
  8. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  9. Install the alternator.
  10. Install the accessory drive belt.
  11. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
  13. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
Power Steering Pump (4V) and SHO To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  5. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump. Disconnect the power steering pump reservoir hose and allow it to drain.
  6. Using Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent, remove the pulley from the power steering pump shaft.
  7. Disconnect the pressure hose from the power steering pump and allow it to drain.
  8. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts and the pump.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).
  2. Connect the pressure hose and secure the clamp.
  3. Using a Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent, install the power steering pump pulley: the pulley face must be flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 inch (0.25mm).
  4. Connect the power steering pump reservoir hose.
  5. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Install the accessory drive belt.
  7. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  8. Connect the battery ground cable.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
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I have a 98 ford taurus and the power steering pump locked up but i got it unlocked and now my power steering does not work could it geting locked up effect my power steering


hi yes this could have had an adverse affect on the pump itself, you have to ask why it locked up in the first place, this could be that one of the internal pump shims might have broke and made the pump lock up and as it is now free, the pump is not turning correctly inside and the missing shim will not be pushing the fluid arround hard enough for the actual presure to influance the steering wrack, hope that has sort of explained it, you will need to replace it as it will cost more to fix than replace, hope this helps

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Power steering fluid leaks quickly out 1989 Volvo 740 GLE wagon


The most obvious places are the Power steering rack itself - at each end, and the hoses that are attatched to it.
A leak at the pump is easily spotted.

Hoses are cheaper to replace than seals on the rack (which may require a new unit)

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Your Power Steering pump is were the noise comes from, the system fluid must be flushed until it's clean and the PS Pump replaced, around $300 to fix.

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