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FORD FOCUS STEERING PROBLEM

2009 Ford Focus • 38,000 miles

Where is it and how do I remove the high pressure power steering hose
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January 20, 2013.



It is the hose from the pump to the steering rack.

NOTICE: While repairing the power steering system, care should be taken to prevent the entry of foreign material or failure of the power steering components may result.

NOTICE: Do not allow power steering fluid to contact the accessory drive belt or damage to the belt may occur.

All vehicles

Remove the battery and battery tray.
Detach the pressure line from the pressure and return line retainer.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

Disconnect the Turbine Shaft Speed (TSS) sensor electrical connector at the transmission.
Position the connector and the wiring harness away from the pressure line.

All vehicles

Remove the lower radiator air deflector.
Remove the power steering pump pulley. For additional information, refer to Power Steering Pump Pulley See: Power Steering Pump\Service and Repair\Power Steering Pump Pulley.
Disconnect the Power Steering Pressure (PSP) sensor electrical connector.
Remove the PSP sensor from the pressure line.
To install, tighten to 20 Nm (177 lb-in).
Disconnect the pressure line fitting from the power steering pump.
To install, tighten to 65 Nm (48 lb-ft).
Remove the A/C compressor line bracket from the A/C compressor stud.
Detach the wiring harness pin-type retainer from the bracket.
Remove the pressure line-to-A/C compressor stud nut.
To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).
Loosen the A/C line bracket screw.
Position the A/C line and pressure line brackets off the A/C compressor stud.

Detach the oil pressure sending unit wiring harness retainer from the pressure line bracket-to-starter stud.

Remove the nut from the pressure line bracket-to-starter stud and position the pressure line bracket aside.
To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

Remove the steering line-to-steering gear retainer bolt and release the pressure line from the retainer.
Disconnect the pressure line from the steering gear.
Remove the steering line clamp plate bolt and rotate the clamp plate.
To install, tighten to 23 Nm (17 lb-ft).
Release the pressure line from the 4 pressure and return line retainers.
Vehicles with automatic transmission

Disconnect the selector lever cable from the transmission.
Pinch the selector lever cable retainer clips together and carefully pull outward to detach the cable from the cable bracket.
Carefully pull outward on the cable end to detach it from the shift shaft lever.
Position the cable and retainer away from the pressure line.

All vehicles

Remove the pressure line.
NOTE: Make sure the pressure line is routed correctly.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Fill the power steering system.

ASEMaster6371
Jan 20, 2013.