REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect the fluid return hose at the reservoir and drain the fluid into a container.
- Remove the pressure hose from the pump and, if necessary, drain the fluid into a container. Do not remove the fitting from the pump.
- Remove the serpentine accessory drive belt.
- Using a pulley removal tool, such as Ford Tool T69L-10300-B, draw the pulley off of the pump shaft.
- Remove the steering pump mounting bolts, then remove it from the vehicle.
- Position the pump on the mounting bracket and install the bolts at the front of the pump. Tighten them to the figure given in the torque specifications chart.
- Install the power steering pump pulley using an installation tool specifically designed for this purpose, such as Ford Tool T65P-3A733-C.
- Install the serpentine accessory drive belt.
- Install the pressure hose to the pump fitting. Tighten the tube nut with a flare nut wrench, rather than with an open-end wrench. Tighten the fitting to the figure given in the torque specifications chart.
Do not overtighten this fitting. Swivel and/or end-play of the fitting is normal and does not indicate a loose fitting. Overtightening the tube nut can collapse the tube nut wall, resulting in a leak and requiring replacement of the entire pressure hose assembly. Use of an open-end wrench to tighten the nut can deform the tube nut hex, which may result in improper torque and may make further servicing of the system difficult.
- Connect the return hose to the pump and tighten the clamp. Fill the reservoir with the proper type and quantity of fluid.
- Connect the negative battery cable and properly bleed the power steering system.
- Disconnect the ignition coil and raise the front wheels off the floor.
- Fill the power steering fluid reservoir.
- Crank the engine with the starter and add fluid until the level remains constant.
- While cranking the engine, rotate the steering wheel from lock-to-lock.
The front wheels must be off the floor during lock-to-lock rotation of the steering wheel.
- Check the fluid level and add fluid, if necessary.
- Connect the ignition coil wire. Start the engine and allow it to run for several minutes.
- Rotate the steering wheel from lock-to-lock.
- Shut off the engine and check the fluid level. Add fluid, if necessary.
If air is still present in the system, purge the system of air using power steering pump air evacuator tool 021-00014 or equivalent, as follows:
- Make sure the power steering pump reservoir is full to the FULL COLD mark on the dipstick.
- Tightly insert the rubber stopper of the air evacuator assembly into the pump reservoir fill neck.
- Apply 20-25 in. Hg (68-85 kPa) maximum vacuum on the pump reservoir for a minimum of three minutes with the engine idling. As air purges from the system, vacuum will fall off. Maintain adequate vacuum with the vacuum source.
- Release the vacuum and remove the vacuum source. Fill the reservoir to the FULL WARM or center reservoir mark.
- With the engine idling, apply 15 in. Hg vacuum to the pump reservoir. Slowly cycle the steering wheel from lock-to-lock every 30 seconds for approximately five minutes. Do not hold the steering wheel at its stops while cycling. Maintain adequate vacuum with the vacuum source as the air purges.
- Release the vacuum and remove the vacuum source.
- Lower the front end of the vehicle, and fill the reservoir until full.
- Start the engine and cycle the steering wheel. Check for oil leaks at all connections.