1996 Ford Aerostar power steering pump

Tiny
COLONATV1701
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  • 1996 FORD AEROSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
How to remove and replace. Specifically, how to remove the old one.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 3:27 PM

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Drain the power steering fluid from the pump by disconnecting the fluid return hose at the reservoir and draining the fluid into a suitable container.
Remove the pressure hose from the pump fitting by unscrewing the hose swivel nut.
Remove the accessory drive belt. For more details, refer to.
Remove the oil dipstick tube.
If equipped, remove the power steering pump support.

Install a steering pump pulley remover tool (T69L-10300-B or equivalent) on the pulley. Hold the pump and rotate the tool nut counterclockwise to remove the pulley. Do not apply in-and-out pressure on the pump shaft or the internal thrust areas will be damaged.

WARNING
Do not apply pressure on the power steering pump rotor shaft. Pressure will damage internal thrust areas of the power steering pump.

Remove the bolts attaching the pump to the A/C compressor mounting bracket, then remove the pump.

REPLACEMENT

Position the new pump on the A/C compressor mounting bracket, then install the bolts to 35-45 ft. Lbs. (47-61 Nm). Position the support on the A/C compressor mounting bracket, then install the mounting bolts to 35-45 ft. Lbs. (47-61 Nm).

The fore/aft location of the power steering pump pulley on the steering pump rotor shaft is critical. Incorrect belt alignment may cause drive belt squeal or chirp. Make sure pull-off groove on the power steering pump pulley is facing front and flush with the end of the shaft to within 0.010 in. (0.25.4cm).

Install a power steering pump pulley replacer tool (T65P-3A733-C or equivalent) and press the pulley onto the pump shaft.
Install the accessory drive belt. For more information, refer to.
Install the power steering pump support, if removed.
Install the oil dipstick tube.
Install the pressure hose tube nut and new Teflon washer into the power steering pump valve outlet fitting, then tighten the fitting to 30-40 ft. Lbs. (41-54 Nm).
Refill the power steering reservoir with the Premium Power Steering Fluid E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent fluid meeting specification ESW-M2C33-F. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from left to right without hitting the stops to bleed any air from the steering pump.
Check for leaks and recheck the fluid level. Add fluid if necessary to the proper level as specified in.

BLEEDING

To bleed the air out of the power steering pump and system, first make sure that the power steering reservoir is adequately full. If the level is low, fill the power steering reservoir with the Premium Power Steering Fluid E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent fluid meeting specification ESW-M2C33-F. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from left to right without hitting the stops to bleed any air from the steering pump. Check for leaks and recheck the fluid level. Add fluid if necessary to the proper level as specified in.
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