Mercury Villager 1993-2000
Nissan Quest 1993-2000
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
NOTEThe 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.
- 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.
- Use a strap wrench to hold the power steering pump pulley and loosen the power steering pump pulley nut.
- Remove the power steering pump pulley nut and remove the pulley.
- Place a drain pan under the power steering pump.
- Remove the high pressure hose bolt from the pump and position the hose out of the way.
- 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.
- Remove the three front power steering pump bolts.
Remove the rear pump bolt and remove the pump from the vehicle.
- The installation is the reverse of removal, but please note the following important steps.
- When installing the three front and one rear power steering pump bolts, tighten them to 11-15 ft. lbs. (15-20 Nm).
- On 1993-98 vehicles, when installing the two power steering pump reservoir hose bolts, tighten them to 10-13 ft. lbs. (14-18 Nm).
- 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).
- When installing the power steering pump pulley, tighten the nut to 40-50 ft. lbs. (54-68 Nm).
- Bleed the power steering system.