Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect and plug the hoses at the pump. If equipped, disconnect the pressure switch connector.
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  3. Remove the pump drive belt.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical power steering pump mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: Hold the pump pulley from turning by inserting a prybar through a pulley hole, then loosen the retaining nut

  1. On all except 323, Protege and MX-3, it is necessary to remove the pump pulley before removing the pump. Hold the pulley with tool 49 W023 585A or equivalent, or if possible, insert a small prybar through 1 of the holes in the pulley to hold it. Remove the pulley nut and pulley.
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  3. Support the pump, remove the mounting bolts and lift out the pump.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the pulley nut to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm). Adjust the belt tension and fill and bleed the system.
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SYSTEM BLEEDING



  1. Check the fluid level. Add fluid, as required.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Turn the steering wheel full cycle, in both directions, 5 times with the engine OFF .
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  7. Recheck the fluid level again and add, as required.
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  9. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the fluid level stabilizes.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Start the engine and allow to warm up at idle. Turn the steering wheel full cycle, in both directions, 5 times with the engine running.
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  15. Check that the fluid is not foamy and the level has not dropped.
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  17. Add fluid, if necessary and repeat Steps 7 and 8.
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