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No problems yet.... my daughters' car. pump is located in the front right side of the engine compt. looked at it yesterday at the grocery store parking lot. was low on fluid..."not dry" but low...bled system anyway. The pump is alot quieter but growls pretty bad on right and left stop more so on the right.."beyond normal whine" of a power steering pump....i'm thinking the pump is on its way out, also need to replace the upper "o" ring is leaking a little. don't know how long she's been driving it like this but pretty certain the pump is... about done. Was wondering if there are any issues or special steps associated with the removal of this looked fairly simple... Are there any hidden tricks to removing this sit in there pretty tight, saw only 2 main screws holding it in place looked to be 10mm bolts. Any assistance would be appreciated before I get my hands on this car to repair it. Thank you in advance. Tony

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  • Tony Kneip Mar 30, 2011

    my bad... thought all that info was attached in my querry.

    Its a 2006 Focus 2.0 w/Man Trans and a/c Model Zx4

  • Tony Kneip Mar 30, 2011

    Hey Snorklelbobby,

    Please be patient with me, am not good with these doggone computers.

    Don't know if you got my response am sending this too.

    Thank you for the prompt response....instructions would be great.

    My daughters car is a 2006 focus ZX4, 2.0 w/ man trans and a/c.

    I thought that info was with my original querry new to this site sorry.


  • Tony Kneip Mar 30, 2011


    appreciate the help.

    I have a pretty decent parts house near me.... very honest folks and really good at what they do.

    Its a Napa parts house.

    Didn't know that it "the pump" came separate of the reservoir....nice to know. it "did" look like it would be a pain in the **** to seperate the two...LOL

    I believe I got the entire unit...$70.00 my price...does that sound about right to you?


  • Tony Kneip Mar 31, 2011

    Hey snorklebobby,
    I don't know if i'm doing this right or not...hope this gets to you.
    Removal procedures would be GREAT !!
    It does look pretty straight forward though...but that was at a quick look in the dark.
    The car is a 2006 Focus ZX4 , 2.0 manual trans with a/c
    Hope you get this...
    I really don't have the navigation of this site figuered out am brand new as of about 45 minutes ago.

  • Tony Kneip Mar 31, 2011

    Thank You for your assistance ,
    I'm new to this site...can't figure out where to give a with this comments section, I'll say you were a great help.....comfirmed what I had already thought....doesn't ever hurt to ask though...did learn that they sell the components separate...pretty cool.
    Thanks again Mr kacomstock.

  • Tony Kneip Mar 31, 2011

    Too funny....take care Kelly
    Good luck, hope you get your status far you're on the right track at a 100% Good work !!!
    I used to enjoy working on cars and trucks...anymore a guy can't get a hand into anything without loosing an acre of flesh... "not funnn anymore" still enjoy the older 60's - late 70's vehicles.
    Even some of the early to mid 80's...after that yuuuuckkk !! LOL

  • Tony Kneip Mar 31, 2011

    Naww its new....Hey... thank you very much for the the dark, didn't see the lower bolts, certainly good to know.didn't know the "o"ring should also be repaced as well...GOOD STUFF !!! Torque specs ...everything AWSOME !!
    Don't have the car yet, hopefully my daughter will maintain the fluid level till Tuesday as I will be gone at work till then.
    Again, thankyou very much, much appreciated !! Tony

  • Tony Kneip Apr 01, 2011

    Hey snorkelbobby,
    Your assisstance was and is GREATLY appreciated !!!
    This site needs to be more user friendly to those of us that are computer illiterate.
    Like...where the heck does a guy go to to rate the assisstance of one of you Guru mechanics...I searched thru this whole doggone thing , nowhere did 9i find rate your helper..thats not cool, if you can somehow get this to boost your ratings, that is the intent that this is written for.
    Thank you again.


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You are correct. To me it sounds like the bearings are bad and the pump is on its way to the grave. There shouldn't be anything tricky with the replacement. Check with the parts store you atte getting the new pump from because many pumps out there only need the actual pump replaced so you can reuse the resivoir. They do that so you dont have to replace both so you can save some money. Be careful because if they are sold separately they may try to get you to buy the pump/tank together. Another thing: if you can get just the pump, some times its hard to get the old assembly apart. I hope this helps. Please leave feedback if this solution is helpful. Thank you!

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    Kelly Comstock Mar 30, 2011

    Yes that price sounds about right. Well, it looks like Fixya is trying to tell me that another Expert is trying to help you. Good luck with him. If i was of any assistance please rate my comment :) I am a mechanic that is new to this site and i am trying to gain full expert status and anything helps. Thank you for your question have a great day!

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    Kelly Comstock Mar 31, 2011

    You are very welcome Tony! Hahaha like I mentioned before I am also new here trying to gain Premium Expert status. Apparently I am not supposed to ask people to rate or accept a solution. Doing so can get my application rejected. Lesson learned, good luck to you and happy wrenching!



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I can send you the removal procedure but you should have provided make, model & year already. sells Ford parts at discount.

It won't hurt anymore to keep driving like that if it's cooked. make sure fluid is to full mark and try turning stop to stop about 10 times and see if it purges any air. Usually the air trapped is what makes the noise.

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  • gerry bissi Mar 31, 2011

    SECTION 303-03: Engine Cooling 2006 Focus Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 06/27/2005


    Coolant Pump Printable View (196 KB)

    Material Item Specification
    Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant with Bittering Agent (US only)
    VC-7-B (US); CVC-7-A (Canada); or equivalent (yellow color) WSS-M97B51-A1

    Item Part Number Description
    1 W500221 Coolant pump pulley bolt (3 required)
    2 8509 Coolant pump pulley
    3 W500015 Coolant pump bolt (3 required)
    4 8501 Coolant pump
    5 8507 Coolant pump O-ring seal

    Removal and Installation

    Remove the accessory drive belt. For additional information, refer to Section 303-05.
    Drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.
    Remove the 3 coolant pump pulley bolts and the pulley.
    To install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
    Remove the 3 coolant pump retaining bolts and the coolant pump.
    To install, tighten to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
    NOTE: Install a new coolant pump O-ring and lubricate with clean engine coolant.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

    Fill and bleed the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.

  • gerry bissi Mar 31, 2011

    check price on ebay and at tascafordparts,com

  • gerry bissi Mar 31, 2011

    I believe you have a 2.0L DOHC engine

  • gerry bissi Mar 31, 2011

    $70 does not sound bad if new, not reamufactured.

  • gerry bissi Mar 31, 2011

    Here's the power steering pump. Sorry, I listed water pump before.

    SECTION 211-02: Power Steering 2006 Focus Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 06/27/2005

    Power Steering Pump, Early Build

    MERCON Multi-Purpose ATF Transmission Fluid

    Item Part Number Description
    1 3A764 Power steering pump
    2 W500315 Power steering pump bolt (4 required)
    3 3691 Power steering fluid supply hose
    4 3F784 Power steering pressure line
    5 3F886 Power steering pressure line Teflon O-ring seal
    6 3A733 Power steering pump pulley
    7 Power steering pressure switch electrical connector
    8 3K215 Power steering pressure switch

    Removal and Installation

    NOTE: Whenever the hoses are disconnected from the power steering pump. Make sure the accessory drive belt is not contaminated with power steering fluid.

    With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Siphon the power steering fluid from the power steering reservoir.
    Remove the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley in this section.
    Disconnect the power steering pressure switch electrical connector.
    Remove the power steering line bracket nuts.
    To install, tighten to (8 lb-ft).

    NOTE: A new Teflon O-ring seal must be installed any time the power steering pressure line is disconnected from the power steering pump.

    Disconnect the power steering pressure line from the power steering pump.
    Remove and discard the Teflon O-ring seal
    To install, tighten to (48 lb-ft).
    Release the clamp and disconnect the power steering fluid supply hose.
    Remove the 2 lower power steering pump mounting bolts.
    To install, tighten to (18 lb-ft).
    Remove the 2 upper power steering pump mounting bolts and the power steering pump.
    To install, tighten to (18 lb-ft).
    To install, reverse removal procedure.
    Using the special tool, install a new Teflon O-ring seal to the power steering pressure line.

    Fill and check the power steering system. For additional information, refer to Section 211-00

  • gerry bissi Apr 01, 2011

    I can post some illustrations if you need them, but it won't let me here for some reason. Might require a new free question. Report results and don't forget to rate this assistance.


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