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.