POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACEMENT

Tiny
ROTAZ
  • 2000 FORD TAURUS

Steering problem 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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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 AT 10:16 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This can be a difficult job becasue the lines are tucked down low behind the engine and some of the job needs to be done for under the car. Also you will need line wrenches and possibly a crows foot which is a super small line wrench end that an extension plugs onto.

Here are some guides and a diagram to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and

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

Here is a step by step for your car. (Diagram below)

(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.

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

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
ELLISONE
  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 125,000 MILES

Have been unable to remove hose from the the rack how does it screw out.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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They should unscrew unless they hae aspecial tool fitting. You may have to move rack to left to access them and they are bolted to another bracket that will have to be taken care of.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ELLISONE
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Thanks that did it needed a crow's foot also.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:55 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JLBROADY
  • 1999 FORD TAURUS

Steering problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

how do I replace a power steering pressure hose

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Special Tools


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Removal
1.Open hood.
2.Disconnect battery ground cable.
3.Drain and remove radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
4.Drain and remove power steering pump reservoir.
5.Remove drive belt.
6.Using Steering Pump Pulley Remover 211-016 (T69L-10300-B), remove power steering pump pulley from power steering pump described.
7.Disconnect pressure line mounting bracket from engine assembly.
8.Disconnect power steering pressure hose from power steering pump fitting.
9.Disconnect electrical connector from PSP switch.
10.Disconnect pressure line mounting bracket at top of steering shaft U-joint shield.
11.Disconnect power steering pressure hose from power steering rack fitting and remove power steering pressure hose from vehicle.

Installation
1.Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
2.Use Steering Pump Pulley Replacer 211-009 (T65P-3A733-C) to install power steering pump pulley.
3.Using Teflon Seal Replacer 211-D027 (D9OP-3517-A), install new seals on power steering pressure hose.
4.Fill and bleed power steering system with Motorcraft MERCON(r) Multi-Purpose ATF XT-2-QDX or MERCON(r) equivalent. Check system for leaks and proper operation.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals_alldata.htm

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WSKEEN1
  • 1999 FORD TAURUS

Steering problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 112, 00 miles

how to replace the high pressure power steering hose on a 1999 ford taurus with a dohc engine? Does the craddel have to be lowered to get a wrench at the steering hose going to the rack and pinnion?

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have the same question; went out to the junk yard and found a couple high pressure power steering hoses. They were to difficult to remove in the time I had; might try again.

Is there a way to repair the high pressure hose? Mine has a crack right at the flare nut. :(

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MMONT2
  • 1998 FORD TAURUS

Steering problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 210000 miles

how do I change the hoses for the power steering?

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LLOYD R. FOSTER
  • 1992 FORD TAURUS

Steering problem
1992 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles

The power steering hose is a combination supply and
return hose that connects to the rack and pinion steering. There is a thin 18mm locknut that holds the
hose manifold into the rack and pinion steering.
The thin nut will not turn and only rounds off the edges
when attempting to loosen. Is there a special tool or method to remove this unit?

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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There are actually TWO seperate hoses. They are joined together with clamps at several points giving the impression of a combination hose.

The 18mm nut is not a locknut, but a fitting that is part of the steering rack. The hose itself uses a 15mm nut that fits into this fitting. No special tool should be required. The line will appear loose on the rack, but this is a normal condition. The seal is made by an O-ring on the end of the hose that fits into the rack. This is a lot easier to reach if you disconnect the steering column shaft from the rack, and lower the rear of the subframe for access.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 6:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES

1999 Ford Taurus mileage: 120,000. Is replacing the power steering hoses very difficult?

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Tiny
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No it is not difficult to do on your car. All you will need to have is basic tools, power steering fluid and quality power steering hoses.

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