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Re: rebuild the power steering pump on a 2000 honda...
The bearing seal should be romoved thrue the front wher the shaft comes out to the pully. try prying it out with a few screw drivers. also try hiting it with a hammer to knock it into the inside of pump. do not hit it hard.
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sorry that was not a question. you need to had, how to change. how to buy, where to buy, what are the rebuilding steps. did you know most seal fails are victims of bearing fail. i bet not. when the bearing is sloppy it beats the seal to death. cause and effect. (work cause and win) got gear pullers. if not get a rebuilt.
On a 1996 3.8 L Should be under the power steering on the block. Looking at the pulleys on the right side just above the oil pan. This would involve removing the pwr steering punp and hoses.
I don't know if a 2003 is different.. You could inspect the area visually to check it.
To get to replace it...
96 - 98 windstar 3.8 oil pressure switch is located under power steering pump. Remove serpentine belt and alternator. Remove PS pump pulley with special puller to get access to PS pump bolts. Drain PS pump and remove PS hoses. Remove PS pump.
Not a simple job unless you have proper tools. You'll need a gear puller to remove the pully and a compressiondevice to install the seal and retaining ring. Try a auto junk yard for a used pump. It'll be cheaper and a simple bolt on job.
No, you don't have to pull the engine. Many of those problems are fixed by removing the wheel, and the plastic inner fender. It's probably a crank seal, or a power steering hose. PS- You mean the passenger side... don't you?
Somewhere along the lines something other than PS fluid was put in there...More than likly a high deteregent fluid (at fluid, brake fluid). Somepeople have done this for a quick fill....which can ultimately lead to wear and tear of seals overtime they will deteriate into the fluid makeing it discolored then it will slightly burn giving it a darker color and funny smell..If this is not the case where no sub was added to the resivoir, then something is falty in the power stearing pump mechinisim..Or if you race the car on a track with high turns excessive use can also lead to a break down in the fluids make up....make sure on the next change to fully drain out all old fluid and flush it with a half qt of new fluid b4 you refill with new...Hope this was helpful for you...
Hey, here's the procedure, disable air bag, if equipped w/ one, disconnect the pump return hose from the reservoir and place the end in a large container. Plug the port in the reservoir. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel lock to lock several times, until fluid stops running from the hose. Turn off engine immediately. Re-attach hose. Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses at the pump. Remove the drive belt. Remove the mounting bolts/nuts and remove pump. Install in reverse order. Adjust belt tension,fill ps reservoir and bleed any air from the system (to bleed air from system, fill reservoir, start engine and allow to idle, turn wheel from side to side all the way several times. Shut off, fill if necessary. . Tighten bolts to : Thru bolt 30 ft lbs., mounting nut 16 ft lbs.
If there is fluid in the pump and it makes noise, that may indicate that the pump is going bad. Some PS pumps just make noise. Ford pumps, for example make a lot of noise, and there is nothing wrong with them. If it's a squeal, it might mean the bearings in the pump are going bad.