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How do i change this on a 1998 ford windstar

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How do you remove the power steering pump on a 1998 ford windstar? do you have a diagram? How many bolts need removing?

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I'd suggest having a shop do the repair. It's not easy and there are many ways to mees up the install. You need a serpentine belt tool, several types of wrenches, and a power steering pump pulley remover/ installer as well as small hands. The high-pressure hose can be difficult to work with and thread onto the new pump. The usual Haynes style manual would give you th complete procedure.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar Transmission to 2000 Ford Windstar

while it is possible to perform that swap, the newer 2000+ transmissions will have updated internals and such.

so will it work............. yes.

is it

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Power Steering Pump

you need an 18mm crows foot wrench 12" 3/8 extention N ratchet N 10mm socket. remove the belt, use crows foot to remove the pressure line, remove other tubes, remove 4 10mm bolts and pluck the pump out, go to autozone or some large chain auto parts store and buy a pully remover/installer use it then bring it back,( they have a loaner program) without the puller you will never get the pully off.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 F.Windstar replace power steering pump but still hard to steer

rack and-or pinion... Good thing the 98 is a very good and popular windstar, its not as bad as it sounds.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering pump on a 2001 ford windstar

There is a special tool for that. It should be available at most auto parts stores.

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  1. Remove the battery ground cable.
    Disconnect the positive battery cable and wait one minute for backup power supply energy to be depleted.
  1. Remove the drive belt. Remove the generator. Remove the power steering pump pulley as described.
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