REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch any power steering fluid that is spilled.
- Label, disconnect and plug the power steering hoses.
- Remove the drive belt from the air conditioning compressor, if equipped.
- Loosen the accessory drive belt tension and remove the belt.
- Unfasten and remove the power steering pump from the engine.
- Position the power steering pump on the engine and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 42-48 ft. lbs. (57-66 Nm).
- Using new O-rings, connect the power steering hoses to the steering pump.
- Install and tighten the hose clamp on the return hose. Tighten the banjo bolt on the pressure side to 36-51 ft. lbs. (49-69 Nm).
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine, then fill and bleed the power steering system.
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
- Check and add fluid to the reservoir, if necessary.
- Turn the steering wheel quickly (all the way), right and left, just touching the stops. Continue turning the steering wheel until the fluid level in the reservoir no longer decreases.
- Check the fluid level, and add fluid as required.
- Start the engine and continue turning the steering wheel from right to left, lightly touching the stops until the fluid level in the reservoir no longer decreases.
- Stop the engine and check the fluid level; add fluid as required.
When bleeding the system, make sure the temperature of the fluid reaches 140-176°F (60-80°C).
- Repeat the steps until all of the air is bled from the system.
- If the air cannot be bled from the system, turn and hold the steering wheel at each stop for at least 5 seconds, but never more than 15 seconds.