Mercury Villager 2000-2002

Removal & Installation

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  1. Remove the power steering pulley.
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  3. Remove the power steering high pressure hose from the power steering pump, by removing the connecting bolt.
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  5. Loosen the power steering return hose clamp.
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  7. Remove the power steering return hose.
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  9. Remove the power steering pump electrical connector.
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  11. Remove the rear power steering pump bolt and the front bolts.
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  13. Remove the power steering pump.
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To install:


NOTE
Install a new Teflon®seal on the power steering pressure hose fittings before connecting the hoses.


NOTE
Make sure that the threads are clean and free of debris before connecting the hoses.

  1. Install the power steering pump.

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    Fig. Tighten the power steering pump bolts to the specified torque

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  3. Replace the power steering pump electrical connector.
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  5. Replace the power steering return hose.

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    Fig. Tighten the rear power steering pump bolt to the specified torque

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  7. Install the power steering high pressure hose to the power steering pump by installing the connecting bolt.

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    Fig. Tighten the high pressure hose connecting bolt to the specified torque

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  9. Replace the power steering pulley.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
    NOTE
    The following steps require the use of a strap wrench to hold the power steering pump pulley while loosening and tightening the nut. If a strap wrench is not available, loosen the nut before removing the drive belt. The drive belt tension will help keep the pulley from turning while loosening the nut.

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  5. Remove the A/C compressor, alternator, and water pump/power steering pump drive belts. Please refer to General Information and Maintenance, Routine Maintenance and Tune-Up, Belts, Removal and Installation for the procedure.
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  7. Use a strap wrench to hold the power steering pump pulley and loosen the power steering pump pulley nut.
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  9. Remove the power steering pump pulley nut and remove the pulley.
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  11. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
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  13. Remove the high pressure hose bolt from the pump and position the hose out of the way.
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  15. Remove the two power steering pump reservoir hose bolts on 1993-98 vehicles. On 1999-00 vehicles, loosen the return hose clamp and remove the hose from the pump. Position the hose out of the way.
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  17. Remove the three front power steering pump bolts.
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  19. Remove the rear pump bolt and remove the pump from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Using a strap wrench to remove the power steering pump pulley nut



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    Fig. Removing the high pressure hose bolt



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    Fig. Removing power steering pump reservoir hose bolts-1993-98 vehicles



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    Fig. Removing the front power steering pump bolts

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To install:

  1. The installation is the reverse of removal, but please note the following important steps.
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  3. When installing the three front and one rear power steering pump bolts, tighten them to 11-15 ft. lbs. (15-20 Nm).
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  5. On 1993-98 vehicles, when installing the two power steering pump reservoir hose bolts, tighten them to 10-13 ft. lbs. (14-18 Nm).
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  7. When installing the high pressure hose, tighten the bolt to 51-58 ft. lbs. (69-78 Nm) on 1993-98 vehicles. On 1999-00 vehicles, tighten the bolt to 36-51 ft. lbs. (49-69 Nm).
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  9. When installing the power steering pump pulley, tighten the nut to 40-50 ft. lbs. (54-68 Nm).
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  11. Bleed the power steering system.
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