Changing a power steering pump on a 99 Windstar

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I need a new power steering pump in my 99 Windstar (3.8). I've done some minor maintenance on the vehicle myself, such as replacing hoses, the serpentine belt, and, recently, the alternator. I'm trying to decide whether or not to attempt to replace the steering pump myself or have a real mechanic do it. Web searches are inconclusive -- some say it's easy, others say don't try it. Any thoughts?
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 6:53 PM

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Tiny
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Will need a pully removal and instalation tool pully must be removed to get to 4 pump mounting bolts. Other vthan that not to bad a job
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. Just called my parts store and they will rent me the pulley tool for $3.50/hr. I appreciate your advice.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Good Luck
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