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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

    Power Steering Pump

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    2.5L Engines

    See Figures 1 and 2

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the tensioner pulley attaching bolts. Using the 1 / 2 in. drive hole provided in the tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner clockwise, then remove the belt from the alternator and power steering pulley.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the belt from the pulleys-2.5L engine only

    1. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump beneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
    2.  
    3. Remove the pulley from the pump shaft using Steering Pump Pulley Tool T69L-10300-B or equivalent.
    4.  
    5. Remove the three bolts retaining the pump to the bracket, then remove the power steering pump.
    6.  

    To install:
    1. Install the pump on the mounting bracket, then install the three pump-to-bracket retaining bolts.
    2.  

    To install the power steering pump pulley, use steering pump pulley replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent. When using this tool, the small diameter threads must be fully engaged in the pump shaft before pressing on the pulley. Hold the screw head and turn the nut to install the pulley. Install the pulley face flush with the pump shaft or within 0.100 in. (0.25mm).

    1. Install the pulley on the pump shaft using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Steering pump pulley removal and installation tools

    1. Connect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
    2.  
    3. Position the belt over the alternator and power steering pulleys, then, using the 1 / 2 in. drive hole in the tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to install the belt.
    4.  
    5. Connect the negative battery cable, then fill to the correct level with the proper type of fluid and check operation. Remove the drain pan.
    6.  

    3.0L Engine-Except SHO

    See Figure 3

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the idler pulley, then remove the power steering belt.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the power steering belt-3.0L engine except SHO

    1. For vehicles through 1993 remove the pulleys from the hub as follows:
      1. Remove the radiator overflow bottle in order to gain access to the 3 screws/bolts attaching the pulleys to the pulley hub.
      2.  
      3. Matchmark both pulley-to-hub positions with a grease pencil or dot of paint for installation purposes.
      4.  
      5. Remove the bolts and pulleys from the pulley hub.
      6.  

    2.  
    3. For 1994-95 vehicles remove the pulley from the hub using Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B or equivalent.
    4.  
    5. Position a drain pan under the pump, then remove the return line from the pump. Be prepared to catch any spilled fluid in a suitable container.
    6.  
    7. Back off the pressure line attaching nut completely. The line will separate from the pump connection when the pump is removed.
    8.  
    9. Remove the three pump mounting bolts, then remove the pump.
    10.  

    To install:
    1. Install the pump on the mounting bracket. Guide the pressure hose into the pump outlet fitting while installing the pump.
    2.  
    3. Install the pressure and return lines to the pump.
    4.  
    5. For vehicles through 1993, install the pulley on the hub as follows:
      1. Install the pulleys on the hub, aligning the marks made during removal.
      2.  
      3. Install the three bolts, then tighten to 15-24 ft. lbs. (21-32 Nm).
      4.  
      5. Install the radiator overflow bottle.
      6.  

    6.  
    7. For 1994-95 vehicles, install the pulley on the hub using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent. The small diameter threads must be fully engaged in the pump shaft before pressing on the pulley. Screw the tool into the threads in the end of the pump shaft. Hold the small nut on the end of the tool, then turn the large nut to install the pulley on the shaft. Install the pulley face flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 in. (0.25mm).
    8.  
    9. Install the power steering belt.
    10.  
    11. Connect the negative battery cable. Fill with the proper type of fluid and check for proper operation.
    12.  

    3.0L and 3.2L SHO Engines
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the engine damper strut.
    4.  
    5. Remove the power steering belt.
    6.  
    7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    8.  
    9. Remove the front right-side wheel and tire assembly.
    10.  
    11. Position a suitable jack under the engine, then remove the right rear engine mount.
    12.  
    13. Remove the power steering pump pulley as follows:
      1. Loosen the idler pulley, then remove the drive belt.
      2.  
      3. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump shaft using Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B or equivalent.
      4.  

    14.  
    15. Place a drain pan under the pump, then remove the pressure and return lines from the pump.
    16.  
    17. Remove the four pump retaining bolts (three in the front and one in the rear), then remove the pump.
    18.  

    To install:
    1. Position the pump, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten to 15-24 ft. lbs. (20-33 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Install the power steering pressure and return hoses to the power steering pump, then remove the drain pan.
    4.  
    5. Install the power steering pump pulley as follows:
      1. Install the pulley to the pump using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent. The small diameter threads must be fully engaged in the pump shaft before pressing on the pulley. Screw the tool into the threads in the end of the pump shaft. Hold the small nut on the end of the tool, then turn the large nut to install the pulley on the shaft. Install the pulley face flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 in. (0.25mm).
      2.  

    6.  
    7. Install the right rear engine mount, then remove the jack.
    8.  
    9. Install the right front wheel and tire assembly. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 85-105 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Install the drive belt to the power steering pump pulley.
    12.  
    13. Install the engine damper strut.
    14.  
    15. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the fluid and fill to the proper level.
    16.  

    3.8L Engine

    See Figure 4

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the engine damper mounting body bracket.
    4.  
    5. Remove the power steering drive belt.
    6.  
    7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    8.  
    9. Remove the right-side wheel and tire assembly.
    10.  
    11. Position a suitable jack under the engine. Remove the right rear engine mount.
    12.  
    13. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump shaft using Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B or equivalent.
    14.  



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering pump pulley removal and installation tools

    1. Position a suitable drain pan under the vehicle. Remove the pressure and return hoses from the pump, and allow it to drain into the pan.
    2.  
    3. Remove the four pump retaining bolts (three in front, one in rear), then remove the pump.
    4.  

    To install:
    1. Position the power steering pump, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-24 ft. lbs. (20-33 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Install the pulley to the pump using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C or equivalent. The small diameter threads must be fully engaged in the pump shaft before pressing on the pulley. Screw the tool into the threads in the end of the pump shaft. Hold the small nut on the end of the tool, then turn the large nut to install the pulley on the shaft. Install the pulley face flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 in. (0.25mm).
    4.  
    5. Install the right rear engine mount, then remove the jack.
    6.  
    7. Install the right front wheel and tire assembly. Lower the vehicle, then tighten the lug nuts to 85-105 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the power steering pump belt to the pulley.
    10.  
    11. Install the engine damper mounting body bracket.
    12.  
    13. Connect the negative battery cable, then fill the power steering reservoir to the proper level with the correct type of fluid.
    14.  

    BLEEDING



    If air bubbles are present in the power steering fluid, bleed the system by performing the following:

    1. Fill the reservoir to the proper level.
    2.  
    3. Operate the engine until the fluid reaches normal operating temperature of 165-175°F (74-79°C).
    4.  
    5. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, then all the way to the right several times. Do not hold the steering wheel in the far left or far right position stops.
    6.  
    7. Check the fluid level and recheck the fluid for the presence of trapped air. If it is apparent that air is still in the system, fabricate or obtain a vacuum tester and purge the system as follows:
      1. Remove the pump dipstick cap assembly.
      2.  
      3. Check and fill the pump reservoir with fluid to the COLD FULL mark on the dipstick.
      4.  
      5. Disconnect the ignition wire, then raise the front of the vehicle and support safely.
      6.  
      7. Crank the engine with the starter and check the fluid level. Do not turn the steering wheel at this time.
      8.  
      9. Fill the pump reservoir to the COLD FULL mark on the dipstick. Crank the engine with the starter while cycling the steering wheel lock-to-lock. Check the fluid level.
      10.  
      11. Tightly insert a suitable size rubber stopper and air evacuator pump into the reservoir fill neck. Connect the ignition coil wire.
      12.  
      13. With the engine idling, apply a 15 in. Hg (51 kPa) vacuum to the reservoir for 3 minutes. As air is purged from the system, the vacuum will drop off. Maintain the vacuum on the system as required throughout the 3 minutes.
      14.  
      15. Remove the vacuum source. Fill the reservoir to the COLD FULL mark on the dipstick.
      16.  
      17. With the engine idling, reapply 15 in. Hg (51 kPa) vacuum source to the reservoir. Slowly cycle the steering wheel to lock-to-lock stops for approximately 5 minutes. Do not hold the steering wheel at the stops during cycling. Maintain the vacuum as required.
      18.  
      19. Release the vacuum and disconnect the vacuum source. Add fluid as required.
      20.  
      21. Start the engine and cycle the wheel slowly, then check for leaks at all connections.
      22.  
      23. Lower the front wheels.
      24.  

    8.  
    9. In cases of severe aeration, repeat the procedure.
    10.  

     
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