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Step 2: Drain the Power Steering system

Removing the Power Steering pump should take less than two hours, depending on the equipment that may need to be removed to get to the power steering pump. On the Ford Thunderbird, the pump is accessible without removing any other equipment.

1) Flush the power steering system. This way, the rack is filled with fresh fluid, in preparation for receiving the new pump.

2) Drain the power steering system.
I've been thinking about doing instructables when I work on my car, but the swearing that seems to be required with every project makes me think otherwise.&nbsp; However, you did such a great job with this, I might try on my next one. :)<br />
<p>lol.... that is funny. I understand what you mean!</p>
<p>1997 continental , power steering pump or what, steering keeps going out, manual, lose a little fluid each day, works for a while then a stoplight it shut s off, restart again little at a time. i live in costa mesa, they say 5 to 6 hrs labor,? its hard to reach could it be something else? 200,000 miles, tel 949 6462005 richard please call or emil</p>
<p>Your message is unclear. </p><p>* Your car shuts off at stoplights? It would be hard to believe that is the power steering, especially if you are able to restart it. </p><p>* Your power steering goes out at stoplights? But then comes back when you take off from the stop light? Hmm. I'd expect this is caused by low fluid, or a loose, slipping belt. Could you take a video of the power steering pump while it is running at idle, upload it to Youtube or something?</p><p>On leaking a little fluid each day, it might be the power steering pump (should take 1 hour to replace, no more than 2 hours), but it could also be the power steering rack (2+ hours to replace), or it could be either the pressure hose or the return hose (1 hour to replace both).</p><p>If I were you I'd recommend getting the </p>
Does any one know how to put a pivot screw back into the power steering pump on a 89 2.2l plymouth sundance.the bolt screw wont go into the bottom slot.the bigest mistake of my life taking that bolt out ..lol i dont even know who im asking but if someone can me whould be really awesome .thank you!
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<p>quite old...</p>
Well done.
Thank you, Lance!

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