1997 Ford Contour power steering pump

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DAVID ROBERTS JR.
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  • 1997 FORD CONTOUR
Steering problem
1997 Ford Contour 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how to remove the power steering pump
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 4:00 PM

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Removal & Installation (Contour & Mystique 2.0L)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove exhaust manifold heat shield. Remove pump reservoir hose from bracket.
Drain reservoir by disconnecting fluid return line at pump. Drain pump by removing pressure line at pump. Plug pressure line to prevent contamination. Release belt tension by rotating automatic tensioner clockwise.
Remove drive belt. Remove 3 bolts from traction assist module bracket. Rotate pump pulley to gain access to 3 pump bolts. Remove 3 bolts. Remove bolt at rear of pump and remove pump. To install pump, reverse removal procedure. Refill and bleed hydraulic system.

Removal & Installation (Contour & Mystique 2.5L)
Drain remote reservoir by disconnecting fluid return line at pump. Drain pump by removing pressure line at pump.
Plug pressure line to prevent contamination. Remove hose from bracket. Remove front engine support insulator. Mark pulley location relative to hub. Loosen, but DO NOT remove, 4 pump pulley bolts.
Release belt tension by rotating automatic tensioner away from belt. Remove drive belt. Remove 6 nuts and 5 bolts from pump bracket. Remove pump. To install pump, reverse removal procedure. Refill and bleed hydraulic system.
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 4:32 PM

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