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87 Seville 4.1 power steering locking up after doing valvecover gaskets.only disconnected return line on power steering pump.

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It might've sucked air. Bleed it by making sure the reservoir is full, run engine and rotate steering wheel all the way left and right a few times, this will get rid of air bubbles in the system. Good luck!

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Check the fluid level or cracks in the hose and bent fittings.

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SOURCE: leaking valvecover

Depends on how much it is leaking. I would check the oil every so often depending on how much oil it was leaking.

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SOURCE: power steering return line

Because the oil is too think. Check with GM about a low temp substitute.

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SOURCE: replace power steering pump and lines 1992 cadillac seville sts

you need to have a pulley puller to get the pulley off if you don't have one most auto zone part stores have a loan a tool program and they can help you with that on most powersteering pumps the high pressure line will be a fitting or bolt on and the return line is usually just a squeeze clamp hope this helps good luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Power steering pump 1991 Seville

Drain pump.Remove pulley off with removal tool. Remove pump from vehicle. Replace with new pump. Replace pulley with pulley tool.Add PS fluid. Videos available online to show how to do for free. Auto stores with loaner tool programs for free with deposit. Cost myself $100 to do myself compared to $400 shop wanted.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

SOURCE: power steering pump return line hose keeps

Was it replaced with the proper type of hose? If your using a generic hose it may not be able to handle the pressure of the pump and it could cause it to burst.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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HOW TO CHANGE A STEERING RACK


Involves disconnecting the outer tie rod ends. Steering linkage from steering wheel. Disconnecting the power steering pump lines and unbolting the rack and pinion from the body.
Look at the new one for bolt locations. Make sure the new one comes with new tie rods or you might be back under there again too soon.

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My truck was over heating and know there is oil leaking by the power steering pump


Hi Pedro
Are you sure its oil? not antifreeze? Radiator Leak? that means you have a cooling system problem. f it looks like oil and infact check your valvecover gasket covers maybe over heating toasted the gaskets check the bolts snug them down a bit see if they move easliy maybe thats your oil leak. Also check your power stearing hoses maybe you didnt notice little leak of power steering hose leaing or even clamps on return hose maybe need snugging. Also you may have arped a head and leaking oil between head and engine block . Shampoo engine by Garage dont do it yourself unless you know what your doing you may just end up spending alot of money if you get everything wet under the hood. Then look for the leak and look closly at the color of the fluid use a clean paper towel and look at the color on the white towel. Find out why it over heated Fix that problem and goon to this leak maybe you have a leak spraying up to your head presure test your cooling system.

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I need to find out how to remove the power steering pump on a 2006 pontiac grand prix 3.8L


Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
5. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
6. Connect the power steering return hose to the power steering pump.
7. Install the harness connector (1) to the power steering pump (4).
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.

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Where do I find a diagram to change the power steering pressure line hose in my 1990 Lincoln Continental?


REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Remove sight shield.
  3. Remove module bracket.
  4. Disconnect No. 6 spark plug wire to prevent damage to wire.
  5. Remove radiator fan shroud assembly.
  6. Remove top RH isolated radiator mount bracket.
  7. Remove remote air cleaner.
  8. Remove ignition coil.
  9. Disconnect electrical connector on power steering pressure switch at steering gear.
  10. Remove pressure switch to allow for tool clearance.
  11. Remove screw at pressure switch and return line bracket.
  12. Remove anti rattle clips from power steering lines.
  13. Remove plastic strap attaching steering gear heat shield to power steering return line.
  14. Remove plastic strap attaching lines to transfer tube on the steering gear.
  15. Disconnect Electronic Vacuum Regulator (EVR) valve wire.
  16. Remove the ground wire from back of engine block.
  17. Remove pressure line fitting at power steering pump using a 5/8 inch flare nut wrench.
  18. Loosen clamp and remove return line at pump.
  19. Loosen clamps and remove return line at power steering oil cooler.
  20. Remove pressure line fitting (gold in color) at steering gear, using an 18mm open end wrench.
  21. Remove return line fitting (silver in color) at steering gear, using an 18mm open end wrench.
  22. Loosen two screws retaining power steering oil cooler to sub frame.
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Oct 21, 2010 | 1990 Lincoln Continental

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How to install a power steering pump for a 1997 chrysler seabring conv


Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet, which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Siphon as much power steering fluid out of the reservoir as possible.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Remove the splash shield from the right front wheel well.
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Fig. 1: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-with Variable-Assist steering

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Fig. 2: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the pump-without Variable-Assist steering
  1. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the pump.
  2. Remove the hose connection on the power steering pump.
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Fig. 3: Typical power steering pump front bracket attachment
  1. Remove the power steering adjusting bolt.
  2. Remove the power steering pump rear attaching bolt.
  3. If so equipped, remove the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) hydraulic control unit heat shield.
  4. Remove the wheel speed sensor retainer bracket from the right inner fender.
  5. Remove the wheel speed sensor sealing grommet from the right inner fender.
  6. Disconnect the speed sensor wiring.
  7. Push the wiring through the hole in the inner fender.
If not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the hole will just have a sealing plug.
  1. Remove the bolt attaching the power steering front bracket to the mounting bracket. Access to the bolt is gained through the hole for the speed sensor wiring.
  2. Remove the power steering pump drive belt.
  3. Remove the power steering pump and the front bracket as an assembly.
To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump and bracket.
  2. Reinstall the bolt at the adjusting slot, but do not tighten.
  3. Reinstall the bolt mounting the power steering pump to the rear mounting bracket, but do not tighten.
  4. Reinstall the power steering pump top bolt, but do not tighten.
  5. Reconnect the power steering hoses.
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Fig. 4: Install a new O-ring gasket on the hose fitting
Use a new O-ring when reinstalling the power steering pressure hose.
  1. Reinstall the drive belt.
  2. Adjust the drive belt and tighten the power steering pump bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Reinstall the splash shield.
  4. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  7. Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering system.


Sebring Coupe and Avenger
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove (drain, suction pump, etc.) as much power steering fluid as possible.
  3. Disconnect the return fluid line. Remove the reservoir cap and allow the return line to drain the fluid from the reservoir. If the fluid is contaminated, disconnect the ignition high tension cable and crank the engine several times to drain the fluid from the gearbox.
Cover any components located underneath the power steering pump with a shop towel to protect them from damage due to power steering fluid spillage. For example, the A/C compressor or alternator, depending on vehicle and engine, is below the power steering pump, so cover the A/C compressor or alternator with a shop towel before removing any hoses.
  1. Loosen (but do not remove) the power steering pump mounting bolts and remove the drive belt.
  2. Remove the pressure switch connector from the side of the pump.
  3. Disconnect the pressure line.
  4. Unbolt and remove the pump from the mounting bracket.
To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Inspect the pump pulley for cracks. Check the hoses carefully for cracks or signs of weakness.
  2. Install the pump, wrap the belt around the pulley and lightly tighten the mounting bolts.
  3. Replace the O-rings and connect the pressure line. Connect the pressure line so the notch in the fitting aligns and contacts the pump's guide bracket. Tighten the fitting to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  4. Connect the return line and secure with the clamp.
  5. Fasten the pressure switch connector.
  6. Adjust the power steering belt for proper tension and tighten the adjusting bolts.
Use only MOPAR ATF PLUS automatic transmission fluid type 7176, ATF+3 automatic transmission fluid, or equivalent, in the power steering system of Sebring coupe and Avenger models.
  1. Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering system.

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How to replace power steering pump


2004 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L VIN 2

Power Steering Pump: Service and Repair
Power Steering Pump Replacement
NOTE: The content of this article / image reflects the changes called out by TSB: 05-02-32-004.

Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
5. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
6. Connect the power steering return hose to the power steering pump.
7. Install the harness connector (1) to the power steering pump (4).
8. Install the accessory drive belt.
9. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
10. Bleed the power steering system.
11. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.

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Sep 07, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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HOW DO YOU TAKE OFF A POWER STEERING LINE? I HAVE A 96 FORD E150 5.8


When power steering hose replacement is required, follow these steps:
  1. With the engine stopped, remove the return hose at the power steering gear, and allow the fluid to drain from this hose into a drain pan. On some cars, the vehicle must be lifted on a hoist to replace the power steering hoses.
  2. Loosen and remove all hose fittings from the pump and steering gear.
  3. Remove all hose-to-chassis clips.
  4. Remove the hoses from the chassis, and cap the pump and steering fittings.
  5. If O-rings are used on the hose ends, install new O-rings. TRW steering gear cylinder lines have gaskets that are serviced as a unit. The old gasket must be pried out of the fittings in the housing before the new lines and gaskets are installed. Lubricate O-rings with power steering fluid.
  6. Reverse steps 1 through 4 to install the power steering hoses. Tighten all fittings to the manufacturer's specified torque. Be sure all hose-to-chassis clips are in place. Do not position hoses where they rub on other components.
  7. Fill the pump reservoir to the full mark with the manufacturer's recommended fluid. Bleed air from the power steering system. Check the fluid level in the reservoir and add fluid as required.

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Removal and installation of the water pump


3.0L or 3.8L engine?

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Section 03-01B: Engine, 3.8L 1996 Windstar Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE SERVICE Water Pump SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S
Removal
  1. Drain engine cooling system. Refer to Section 03-03 .
  1. Loosen drive belt tensioner (6B209) and remove drive belt (8620). Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Disconnect lower radiator hose (8286) from radiator lower hose tube (8291) and radiator (8005).
  1. Disconnect radiator lower hose tube from water pump (8501).
  1. Remove lower nut on both front engine support insulators (6038).
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove generator (GEN) (10346) from power steering pump support (3C511).
  1. Position drain pan and disconnect power steering pressure line from power steering pump (3A674) using Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S.
  1. Remove power steering reservoir filler cap.
  1. stw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If using a prying device to assist in water pump removal, be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.
    Disconnect water bypass hose (8597) and oil cooler hose (6B850) from heater water outlet tube (18663).
  1. Remove retaining bolts and disconnect heater water outlet tube from water pump.
  1. Remove A/C bracket brace.
  1. Attach engine lifting eye to left-hand (front) exhaust manifold (9430).
  1. Attach lifting equipment to engine lifting eye and raise front of engine approximately 51 mm (2.0 inches) to provide necessary clearance for water pump removal.
  1. Remove water pump pulley retaining bolts and water pump pulley (8509).
  1. Remove drive belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt and drive belt tensioner pulley (6B217) from power steering pump support.
  1. Remove power steering pump support retaining bolts and nut. Place power steering pump and support assembly aside in a position to prevent fluid leakage.
  1. Remove water pump retaining bolts and nuts and water pump. Discard used water pump housing gasket (8507).
Installation
  1. NOTE: Lightly oil all bolt and stud bolt threads before installation except those specifying special sealant.

    Clean gasket surfaces on water pump and engine front cover (6019).
  1. NOTE: The threads of the No. 1 engine front cover retaining stud must be coated with Pipe Sealant with Teflon® D8AZ-19554-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G350-A2 before installing.

    NOTE: Gasket and Trim Adhesive D7AZ-19B508-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M2G52-A is recommended to hold the water pump housing gasket in position.

    Position a new water pump housing gasket on water pump housing sealing surface.
  1. Position water pump on the engine front cover. Install retaining bolts.
  1. Position power steering pump support and install retaining nuts and bolts. Tighten bolts and nuts to 40-55 Nm (30-40 lb-ft).
  1. Install drive belt tensioner pulley and retaining bolt. Tighten bolt to 70-95 Nm (52-70 lb-ft).
  1. Install A/C bracket brace.
  1. Position water pump pulley on water pump hub and install retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8.0-11.5 Nm (71-101 lb-in).
  1. Lower engine and disconnect lifting equipment from lifting eye.
  1. Remove lifting eye from exhaust manifold.
  1. Connect heater water outlet tube to water pump and install retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8-11.5 Nm (71-101 lb-in).
  1. Connect water bypass hose and oil cooler hose to heater water outlet tube. Tighten clamps securely.
  1. Connect power steering pressure line to power steering pump fitting.
  1. Install power steering reservoir filler cap.
  1. Install generator to power steering pump support. Refer to Section 14-02 .
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Install lower nut on front engine support insulators and tighten retaining nut to 88-119 Nm (65-87 lb-ft). Install lower nut of rear engine support insulator and tighten to 77-104 Nm (56-76 lb-ft).
  1. Connect radiator lower hose tube to water pump. Install retaining bolt and tighten securely.
  1. Connect lower radiator hose to radiator lower hose tube and radiator. Position hose clamps securely. Refer to Section 03-03 .
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Position drive belt over drive belt tensioner and release drive belt tensioner. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. stw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: This engine has aluminum cylinder heads (6049) and requires a special corrosion inhibiting coolant to avoid cooling system damage. Refer to Section 03-03 for the coolant specifications.
    Fill and bleed cooling system with specified coolant.
  1. Fill power steering pump reservoir with specified fluid.
  1. Start engine and check for coolant and power steering fluid leaks. Service as necessary.


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Apr 13, 2009 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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Replace power steering pump and lines 1992 cadillac seville sts


you need to have a pulley puller to get the pulley off if you don't have one most auto zone part stores have a loan a tool program and they can help you with that on most powersteering pumps the high pressure line will be a fitting or bolt on and the return line is usually just a squeeze clamp hope this helps good luck

Jan 30, 2009 | 1995 Cadillac DeVille

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How to replace Power Steering Pump 95 Town Car


  1. Disconnect power steering pump return line and allow power steering pump fluid to drain into a suitable container.
  2. Disconnect power steering pump pressure hose from pump fitting.
  3. Disconnect drive belt from power steering pump pulley, remove pulley, then remove pump.
  4. Reverse procedure to install. Torque pump to mounting bracket bolts to 30-45 ft lb.

Jan 23, 2009 | 1995 Lincoln Town Car

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