Mechanics

POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACEMENT

2000 Ford Taurus

Steering problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 102500 miles

How do I replace the pressure hose on the power steering. The hose goes down along the rack and pinion to gear box. Very hard to get to. What is the best way to get to connections and replace hose.
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ROTAZ
August 30, 2009.



(3.0L 2V Engine)

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Position the power distribution box out of the way.
Remove the engine outlet tube.
Disconnect power steering pressure hose from power steering pump.
Remove the nut from the exhaust manifold stud.
Remove the nut from the transmission stud.
Disconnect the power steering pressure (PSP) switch electrical connector.
Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the steering gear.
Remove the power steering pressure hose. Remove and discard the seals.

(3.0L 4V Engine)
Open hood.
Disconnect battery ground cable.
Remove cowl top panel.
Drain and remove degas bottle.
Drain and remove power steering pump reservoir.
Remove drive belt.
Using Steering Pump Pulley Remover 211-016 (T69L-10300-B), remove power steering pump pulley from power steering pump.
Disconnect pressure line mounting bracket from engine assembly.
Disconnect power steering pressure hose from power steering pump fitting.
Disconnect electrical connector from PSP switch.
Disconnect pressure line mounting bracket at top of steering shaft U-joint shield.
Disconnect power steering pressure hose from power steering rack fitting and remove power steering pressure hose from vehicle.

BMRFIXIT
Aug 31, 2009.