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Even if the solution provided by Chris doesn't seem to work, you may have to replace the pump altogether. You need not waste money on new parts since you can get a good used replacement with warranty from Auto Parts which are genuine OEM parts.

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Drain fluid at lowest point, remove belt, remove pump. Install in reverse order, when bleeding steering system, start off with small movements in both directions and gradually increase motion.

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My van is having a hard time turning, would this be the power steering pump going out and if so how can I fix my 1998 Mercury villager


It could be or the steering rack . The power steering system uses a CII type power steering pump (3A674) and a power rack and pinion steering gear.

If you never replaced either of these parts before suggest you take to a ASE certified repair shop .
Pump Flow and Pressure Tests Before performing pump flow and pressure test, complete the following checks for conditions which could cause loss of power assist. Take corrective action if necessary.
  1. Check power steering oil reservoir (3A697) for proper fluid level.
  1. Check tires for correct air pressure.
  1. Check drive belt (8620) for proper tension.
  1. Check power steering pump (3A674) for correct model and vehicle application.
  1. Check for correct size power steering pump pulleys (3A733) on power steering pump and engine.
  1. Check entire system for damage. Replace parts, if necessary.
If the above items are correct, or have been corrected, and the loss of assist still exists, test power steering pump flow and pressure to determine whether the trouble is in the power steering pump , power rack and pinion steering gear or hoses.

Oct 20, 2015 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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Power steering leak 2002 kia sedona


To troubleshoot the issue,i suggest you to check the help link mentioned below:----

Power Steering Leaking Oil

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/11/power-steering-leaking-oil.html

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Also with these i suggest you to refer these help,oinks.
Once the problem is detected,these is to replace power steering pump and fluid running line:-----

In relation to these problem there are few solved help links,i suggest you to go through the list and click the required link:-----


Power Steering going out?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/power-steering-going-out.html

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How to Replace power steering pump on Chevy silverado 2500 HD?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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How to replace Power steering rack and pinion gear on Chevy Silverado 2500 HD?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack-and.html

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Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gear removal on Chevy silverado 2500 HD?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/power-recirculating-ball-steering-gear.html

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Chevy Silverado 2500 HD steering wheel replacing Procedure?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/chevy-silverado-2500-hd-steering-wheel.html

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Steering Wheel Locked?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/steering-wheel-locked.html

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How to Remove Power steering Pressure Hose on Dodge Stratus

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-remove-power-steering-pressure.html

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How to replace power steering pump on Mitsubishi Diamante?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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How to bleed power steering pump on Toyota?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-bleed-power-steering-pump-on.html

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How to replace power steering pump on Toyota Land cruiser?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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Steering service light ON GMC Sierra Denali?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/steering-service-light-on-gmc-sierra.html

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Steering service light came on 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/on-one-my-pontiac-grand-prix-relatred.html

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Check power steering message on Toyota?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/check-power-steering-message-on-toyota.html

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How to remove power steering pulley on 2002 Ford Taurus?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-remove-power-steering-pulley-on.html

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1992 Ford Aerostar Power steering and Alternator belt routing diagram?

http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/12/1992-ford-aerostar-power-steering-and.html

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How to replace Power Steering Pump on Acura Car Models?

Also bleeding:

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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How to replace Steering Linkage on Acura Car Models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-steering-linkage-on.html

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How to replace power steering pressure hose on mustang?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pressure.html

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STEERING SQUEAKS

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/10/steering-squeaks.html

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Steering Column Diagram For 1990 Jeep Wrangler

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/07/steering-column-diagram-for-1990-jeep.html

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How to replace Steering Wheel on Acura Car Models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-steering-wheel-on-acura.html

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How to replace Power Steering Pump on 1999 Acura TL?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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These details will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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1993 nissan nx coupepower steering


In relation to these problem there are few solved help links,i suggest you to go through the list and click the required link:-----

Power Steering going out? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/power-steering-going-out.html

---------------
How to Replace power steering pump on Chevy silverado 2500 HD? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html
--------------- How to replace Power steering rack and pinion gear on Chevy Silverado 2500 HD? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack-and.html
------------- Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gear removal on Chevy silverado 2500 HD? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/power-recirculating-ball-steering-gear.html
----------- Chevy Silverado 2500 HD steering wheel replacing Procedure? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/chevy-silverado-2500-hd-steering-wheel.html
----------- Steering Wheel Locked? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/steering-wheel-locked.html

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How to Remove Power steering Pressure Hose on Dodge Stratus http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-remove-power-steering-pressure.html

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How to replace power steering pump on Mitsubishi Diamante?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

---------------
How to bleed power steering pump on Toyota? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-bleed-power-steering-pump-on.html

---------------

----------How to replace power steering pump on Toyota Land cruiser?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

-----------
Steering service light ON GMC Sierra Denali?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/steering-service-light-on-gmc-sierra.html

---------
Steering service light came on 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/on-one-my-pontiac-grand-prix-relatred.html

----------
Check power steering message on Toyota?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/check-power-steering-message-on-toyota.html

-------
How to remove power steering pulley on 2002 Ford Taurus? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/03/how-to-remove-power-steering-pulley-on.html
---------1992 Ford Aerostar Power steering and Alternator belt routing diagram? http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/12/1992-ford-aerostar-power-steering-and.html

----------------
How to replace Power Steering Pump on Acura Car Models?

Also bleeding:

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

--------------


How to replace Steering Linkage on Acura Car Models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-steering-linkage-on.html

---------------
How to replace power steering pressure hose on mustang? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-power-steering-pressure.html

-------------
STEERING SQUEAKS http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/10/steering-squeaks.html
----------- Steering Column Diagram For 1990 Jeep Wrangler http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/07/steering-column-diagram-for-1990-jeep.html
------------- How to replace Steering Wheel on Acura Car Models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-steering-wheel-on-acura.html

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How to replace Power Steering Pump on 1999 Acura TL?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump-on.html

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These details will help.

Thanks.





Nov 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I need to find out how to remove the power steering pump on a 2006 pontiac grand prix 3.8L


Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
5. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
6. Connect the power steering return hose to the power steering pump.
7. Install the harness connector (1) to the power steering pump (4).
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.

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Mar 24, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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How to repair a power steering pump hyundai coupe 1996


SIPHON OUT POWER STEERING FLUID.USING A HAND PUMP SIPHON TYPE YOU BUY AT ANY AUTO PARTS STORES.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER CAR NEAR POWER STEERING PUMP CATCH FLUID WHEN YOU REMOVE POWER STEERING LINES AT THE PUMP.REMOVE DRIVE BELT.THEN REMOVE POWER STEERING PUMP.YOU NEED TO TAKE OLD PUMP WITH YOU.TAKE NEW PUMP AND OLD PUMP TO MACHINE SHOP THEY WILL REMOVE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY FROM THE OLD PUMP TRANSFER PULLEY TO THE NEW POWER STEERING PUMP YOU NEED TO BUY NEW POWER.STEERING HOSES O RINGS TO GO ON NEW POWER STEERING PUMP.HOSES THE OLD ORINGS WILL LEAK. THEN TAKE NEW POWER STEERING PUMP ON INSTALL IN VECHICLE THEN BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM.FILL POWER STEERING PUMP UP NEW FLUID.WAIT FEW MINUTES.WHEN LEVEL DROP ADD MORE FLUID UNTIL YOU GET TO FULL COLD MARK.START ENGINE 15 SECONDS SHUT OFF CHECK FOR LEAKS. NOW CHECK POWER STEERING AGAIN ADD TO FULL COLD MARK.NOW RAISE FRONT WHEELS OFF GROUND.START ENGINES TURN STEERING LEFT TO RIGHT WITH OUT STOPPING IT DO SEVERAL TIMES THEN CHECK FLUID.ADD TO THE COLD MARK DONT OVER FILL.IF FLUID LOOKS TAN HAS AIR BUBBLES IN SYSTEM WAIT A WHILE UNTIL FLUID SETTLE CHECK FLUID LEVEL.DONT DRIVE VECHICLE UNTIL STEERING FEELS NORMAL.AND IF YOU HEAR NOISES.LOCATE PROBLEM FIX BEFORE DRIVING VECHICLE.

Jan 24, 2011 | Hyundai Genesis Coupe Cars & Trucks

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Changeing a power steering pump


CHANGING POWER STEERING PUMP YOU HAVE TO PLACE A DRAIN PAN UNDER THE VECHICLE. SIPHON OUT POWER STEERING FLUID WITH A SIPHONER DONT USE YOUR MOUTH TO SIPHON SWALLOWING POWER STEERING FLUID CAN BE FATAL MAKE YOU SICK.WHEN ALL POWER STEERING FLUID IS REMOVED FROM POWER STEERING PUMP.REMOVE DRIVE BELT.THEN REMOVE THE POWER STEERING PUMP.THEN YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY THE NEW POWER STEERING PUMP DONT HAVE A PULLEY YOU HAVE TO HAVE REMOVE PULLEY FROM THE OLD POWER STEERING PUMP.YOU NEED A PUMP PULLEY REMOVER AND A PULLEY INSTALLER.YOU CAN TAKE OLD POWER STEERING PUMP AND NEW POWER STEERING PUMP TO A MACHINE SHOP.THEY WILL REMOVE PULLEY OFF OLD PUMP PRESS IT ON NEW POWER STEERING PUMP.THAT WOULD BE CHEAPER THAN BUYING THE PULLER AND INSTALLER.GO TO AUTO PARTS STORE BUY NEW HIGH PRESSURE LINE O RING GOES TO PRESSURE LINE GOING INTO POWER STEERING PUMP.ONCE YOU GET NEW PUMP READY PULLEY BEEN PRESSED ON.TAKE POWER STEERING PUMP HOME PUT IT ON. BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM.WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU GET NEW PUMP INSTALLED HIGH PRESSURE LINE IN PLACE.PUMP BOLTED IN DRIVE BELT ON POUR POWER STEERING FLUID IN POWER STEERING PUMP UNTIL FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING AND YOUR LEVEL ON POWER STEERING DIP STICK AT COLD LEVEL.NOW START CAR UP LET IT IDLE FOR 3 MINUTES.THEN TURN OFF ENGINE CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID IF FLUID LEVEL DROP ADD LITTLE MORE UNTIL LEVEL ON DIP STICK ON COLD MARK DONT OVER FILL.NOW SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT FRONT OF VECHICLE. START THE ENGINE.TURN STEERING WHEEL FROM ALL THE WAY FROM LEFT TO RIGHT DONT STOP LOCK WHEEL .GO LEFT TO RIGHT SEVERAL TIMES.THEN TURN OFF ENGINE CHECK FLUID LEVEL.IF ALL IS GOOD LET VECHICLE BACK DOWN LET IT SIT FOR A WHILE CHECK FLUID AGAIN.DONT DRIVE VECHICLE IF POWER STEERING PUMP MAKE NOISES OR YOUR STEERING FEEL STIFF HARD TO TURN.JUST MAKE SURE FLUID LEVEL RIGHT AND DRIVE BELT TIGHT GOOD LUCK.

Nov 02, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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Power steering keeps going stiff all the time


There are 2 things that cause power steering to go stiff. The power steering pump itself either from failure or "lack of fluid" and the rack and pinion assy under the car.
Most of the time the failure is the power steering pump itself. The teflon rollers fail inside the pump and it either stops providing an output pressure or it seizes up. You can loosen the power steering pump belt then try to rotate the pump by hand. It should move by hand. If it feels like it is intermittently locking up as you rotate, it the teflon rollers have failed and the pump will need to be replaced.

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Kelly

Mar 20, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

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