How to replace a power steering pump?

Tiny
A4 2000
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  • 2008 FORD TAURUS
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I was looking for a diy online for how to replace a power steering pump?
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 1:54 AM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. Before removing the power steering pump you will need to remove the power steering drive belt. Here is a tutorial showing how to remove a drive-serpentine belt and 2 other tutorials showing how to remove and replace the power steering pump and pulley:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/remove-reinstall-power-steering-pulley

I've attached picture steps below showing how to remove and replace the power steering pump and the pulley on your car. After performing this repair it is recommended to cycle the steering wheel full turns left to right to remove all the air bubbles after filling the system. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
JENNIFER DUENES
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I took car in they fixed the return hose I believe it was from the cooler to the pump but now it s the pump also. They want another $300.00. So I m going to pull 1 or buy 1 and do it. Where is it located and can you tell me how to do the process. YouTube Videos are not always accurate and pause and play I just want simple step by step. Maybe a picture or two. Thanks in advance.
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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No problem. Here is a guide and a video on how to do this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

https://youtu.be/C1h8Xl1E8hI

Below you will find the process from the manual on how to replace this for your specific vehicle. Please run through this material and let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TDERRINGER
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  • 2005 FORD TAURUS
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Started having problems with the power steering. I replaced the pump and a month later its acting up again. I can't find any leaks anywhere. Could it be getting air in the system somewhere? My A/C went out as well, could this have an effect on the power steering pump?
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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I attached the process for replacing the pump. This issue is pretty typical for a failed pump. However, if you have a leak then that can also cause this. Basically, you have two issues that could be either or.

First the foaming is a sign of air in the system. The noise it is making is normally air as well. Second is the hard steering which points to the pump. So this means we need to fill the system and operate the wheel back and forth and look for leaks. If you don't find any then the pump is most likely the issue. If you find a leak, repair it first and fill the system then purge it of air to ensure the issue is fixed. I attached that process as well.
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
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WILLH
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Hi I ve notticed that the power steering fluid is gushing out of the pump and also leaking under the engine I thought it was engine oil but I looks like power steering fluid also it makes a noise when I turn and its been kind of hard to turn. Please help me figure this out thanks, will
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Here are some guides that will help with this:

https://youtu.be/C1h8Xl1E8hI

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

Below you will find the process from the manual that will help get this replaced. Noise when you turn is most always a pump issue so let us know how you make out with this. Thanks
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SUSYSEALS
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How do you remove power steering pump on a 2002 Ford Taurus SES.
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hello,

You should flush the system first so dirty fluid does not enter the new pump.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/power-steering-fluid-flush

here is how you get the pulley off of the pump

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/remove-reinstall-power-steering-pulley

and this will give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

Here are some diagram so you can see whats its like on your car (below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVIDGRAHAM
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It is hard to turn at idle speed and still makes a very loud whining noise. If I take the car out of gear and then increase the rpm's to about 1000 then it becomes easier to steer but still makes a very loud whining noise. I have checked for leaks and checked the belt. All seems good. When I changed the pump I did bleed all of the old fluid out but it still does not seem right. What is the next step?
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Just to be clear, you did change the pump? If not that is what needs to happen.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

By raising the RPM you are increasing the pump pressure so we either have a pump issue or a restricted line.

I would flush the system and if it still does it then I would put a new pump and belt on it and retest.

Below is the info on this. Please let us know if you have questions on this. Thanks
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
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JOHN WAPPEL
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Replacing the power steering pump would prefer removing mounting bracket for easier access?
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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Hello,

this guide will help walk you through the steps with diagrams and diagrams below to show you on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:19 PM (Merged)
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SHAYMUS
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I had the serpentine belt burn off on my 94 Taurus wagon. I replaced it and the power steering pump was making terrible noises internally. I think it seized and burned the belt off. The fluid level was fine. I drove it ok for a little while (10 miles) then, after re-starting the car and turning the wheel it stalled, and then had no power steering. I believe the pump is bad. Is this pump replacement something I can do on my own and is the car safe to drive to the parts store about 5 miles away?
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 AT 3:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Loosen the idler pulley, then remove the power steering belt.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_184.jpg



For vehicles through 1993 remove the pulleys from the hub as follows:
A.Remove the radiator overflow bottle in order to gain access to the 3 screws/bolts attaching the pulleys to the pulley hub.
B.Matchmark both pulley-to-hub positions with a grease pencil or dot of paint for installation purposes.
C.Remove the bolts and pulleys from the pulley hub.

For 1994-95 vehicles remove the pulley from the hub using Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B or equivalent.
Position a drain pan under the pump, then remove the return line from the pump. Be prepared to catch any spilled fluid in a suitable container.
Back off the pressure line attaching nut completely. The line will separate from the pump connection when the pump is removed.
Remove the three pump mounting bolts, then remove the pump.

To install:

Install the pump on the mounting bracket. Guide the pressure hose into the pump outlet fitting while installing the pump.
Install the pressure and return lines to the pump.
For vehicles through 1993, install the pulley on the hub as follows:
A.Install the pulleys on the hub, aligning the marks made during removal.
B.Install the three bolts, then tighten to 15-24 ft. lbs. (21-32 Nm).
C.Install the radiator overflow bottle.

For 1994-95 vehicles, install the pulley on the hub using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent. The small diameter threads must be fully engaged in the pump shaft before pressing on the pulley. Screw the tool into the threads in the end of the pump shaft. Hold the small nut on the end of the tool, then turn the large nut to install the pulley on the shaft. Install the pulley face flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 in. (0.25mm).
Install the power steering belt.
Connect the negative battery cable. Fill with the proper type of fluid and check for proper operation.
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