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Old 03-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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New to forum. We have 2 1997 LXs. The 'new one' we just purchased. 91k on it. We had the PS pump replaced (warrantied). Found out this in #5 in 2 years. Yes 5.

Pump was leaking (even though brand new). Mechanic even installed new gasket / seals and I believe it <still> leaks.

There may be a PS system FILTER on drivers side frame. You may want to replace yours if equipped with one. It looks much like a regular gas filter on a frame.

I've researched this in depth. The leak in passenger side front (behind headlight) seems to come up a lot. In your case, it may be the pump. I would suggest looking at the reservoir also. I think that may be the issue with mine. If it is I will post. Thanks
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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wow! I bought the line and i had probs taking it off so i just cut it now im havin issues with putting it on does any one have the correct steps to on how to replace ps line on a 97 ford taurus,this is really beating me up

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wow! I bought the line and i had probs taking it off so i just cut it now im havin issues with putting it on does any one have the correct steps to on how to replace ps line on a 97 ford taurus,this is really beating me up

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From the '96 manual. All G3 Vulcans should be similar.

Hose(s), Pressure--3.0L (2V) Engine
Removal and Installation

1. Open hood.
2. Disconnect battery ground cable
3. Remove drive belt
4. Disconnect power steering left turn pressure hose (3A714) from power steering pump fitting.
5. Raise vehicle on hoist.
6. Remove RH wheel and tire and two-piece splash shield from wheel well.
7. Disconnect both pressure line mounting brackets from engine assembly.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Remove air cleaner outlet tube as outlined.
10. From behind engine, remove two push-pin retainers at top of steering gear heat shield, pull steering gear heat shield away from steering rack.
11. Remove bolt through pressure line mounting bracket from top rear of steering shaft u-joint shield (3F540).
12. Using a crows-foot wrench, disconnect power steering left turn pressure hose at power steering rack fitting.
13. Remove power steering left turn pressure hose out through engine compartment.
14. To install, reverse Removal procedure. Install new O-rings on power steering left turn pressure hose.
15. Fill and bleed power steering system with Premium Power Steering Fluid E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESW-M2C33-F. Check system for leaks and proper operation.

Hose(s), Return--3.0L (2V) Engine
Removal and Installation

1. Open hood.
2. Disconnect battery ground cable.
3. Disconnect power steering return hose from power steering pump. Drain fluid into a suitable container.
4. Raise vehicle on hoist.
5. Disconnect return line mounting bracket at LH rear lower of sub-frame.
6. Pull power steering filter out of retaining clips on inside of LH sub-frame.
7. Disconnect power steering return hose from power steering rack fitting.
8. Disconnect power steering return hose from LH of power steering fluid cooler (3D746). Drain fluid into a suitable container.
9. Disconnect return line mounting bracket at LH front of sub-frame.
10. Remove power steering return hose from underneath vehicle.
11. Disconnect power steering return hose from RH of power steering fluid cooler.
12. Remove power steering return hose from between power steering cooler and power steering pump.
13. To install, reverse Removal procedure. Install new TeflonŽ O-rings on power steering return hose.
14. Fill and bleed power steering system with Premium Power Steering Fluid E6AZ-19582-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESW-M2C33-F. Check system for leaks and proper operation.



Item Part Number Description

1 N606676-S428 Screw (4 Req'd)
2 3493 Power Steering Return Line (Cooler-To -Pump)
3 -- Retainer (Part of 3F524)
4 3A714 Power Steering Left Turn Pressure Hose
5 -- Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear
6 3N824 Power Steering Pressure Switch
7 -- Side Rail
8 3A713 Power Steering Return Hose
9 3D746 Power Steering Fluid Cooler
10 N800199-S8M Bolt (3 Req'd)
11 3A674 Power Steering Pump
12 3493 Power Steering Return Line
13 2344 Power Steering Return Line Clamp
14 3C511 Power Steering Pump Support
15 N621939-S60 Nut
16 -- Engine Reference
17 3F619 Bracket
18 N611176-S56 Bolt (2 Req'd)
19 3C510 Power Steering Hose Bracket
20 N605893-S301 Screw
21 3517 Steering Column Bearing
A -- Tighten to 9-12 N-m (80-106 Lb-In)
B -- Tighten to 23-32 N-m (17-24 Lb-Ft)
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Nice pics and legend. Thanks, Dan.
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Does rh wheel and tire mean right side tire thanks for the info
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Does rh wheel and tire mean right side tire thanks for the info
Passenger side. RH and LH always refers to from sitting inside the car looking forward.
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Nice pics and legend. Thanks, Dan.
I can post Tec setup too, if you want Sheila.
(Then maybe JW can add to TF?)
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add some Lucas powersteering Stop Leak, its good stuff and it helps a lot.
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^ That would be much appreciated Dan and JW!
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