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I am working on a 2003 Taurus SES V6 24 valve, is there an article or info some where on how to replace the power steering pump high pressure hose? I have search the site but cannot seem to find any information.
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Replace high pressure power steering line 3.0L DOHC

Any tips on replacing the ENTIRE power steering high pressure LINE. Need to pull one off a junk car, and replace it with new tephlon o-rings at both ends. I know this LINE goes from the power steering pump around the back of the engine and down to the driver side rack and pinion. help plz!
 

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Any tips on replacing the ENTIRE power steering high pressure LINE. Need to pull one off a junk car, and replace it with new tephlon o-rings at both ends. I know this LINE goes from the power steering pump around the back of the engine and down to the driver side rack and pinion. help plz!
Budget a day to go to you Upull yard with camera. It can be a pain in the
ass. If you have a TEC you have your work cut out for you. Getting the
fittings off the rack will be a treat unless you were lucky and someone
already dropped the subframe of your donor and the lines were intact. As i
recall, the line nuts at the rack are 18MM or so. Your probably going to
need stubby wrench set to get in to where you need to be to get it off.
It might help to bring some liquid wrench or WD to spray the area where
the hard hose goes into the fitting.

I just changed the rack on my 98 and spent a LOT of time just getting the
PS hose fittings back on the rack and tight. There is just no room to
maneuver. I had to remove the VAPS spool on the top of the rack to get
the bottom fitting to thread. It took a long time with a stubby 18 bent
over with a sore back to get it down and tight.

On my 98,one of the hoses mount on a metal shield mounted to the top of
the PS rack. the other one goes a different route and has a hold down clip
on the lower subframe.

The lines take a special Teflon washer on the end. I would not really call it
a O ring. Most auto-parts stores are clueless when you ask for one. I
found a two washer set in the HELP section of the autoparts store. You
will also have to carefully stretch it over the threads. i used a deep well
socket to help stretch it over the threads after i put tape over them
to make the washer slide easier

Dorman Help! 82540 - Power Steering Sealing Washer Assortment | O'Reilly Auto Parts



If you need cheap stubbys, harbor freight has them.
 

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I bet there's a really nice article in the factory shop manual that shows how to replace the power steering assist lines.

Metric crowfoot wrenches with a long extension bar work really nice for removing/installing the power steering lines.
 

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Yup 18mm is the size you need. Stubby one will definitely help.

I like sfhess's suggestion if you have room in there to use a metric crowfoot once you break it loose.

Ford also sells the teflon o-rings.
 

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Yup 18mm is the size you need. Stubby one will definitely help.

I like sfhess's suggestion if you have room in there to use a metric crowfoot once you break it loose.

Ford also sells the teflon o-rings.
A word of caution on the crows foot. I bought one set and was going to
try to use them for this application. they had a slight lip like a line wrench
on the end. This prevented me from using them on the fittings. Some
crows feet have them, some don't. I did not know any better when i
bought them. Finding a set with a 18MM is fun also.

The think what really kicked my butt on the installation was the lower line
fitting connecting into the rack. The VAPS spool valve sits on top and
blocks what little view you have. I tried and tried to do it by feel and could
NOT get it started. I finally took off the spool valve with one bolt and one
fitting to get access to the lower fitting. between that and undoing
the clamp that holds it on the lower subframe, i finally got it started.
 

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Craftsman crowfoots have no lip. They are beautiful smooth chrome-finished pieces. And the 18mm size is included in the set.

I agree that the VAPS has to be removed to get to the lower firring.
 

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The lines are $25 to $31 from rock auto before the discount code. Why bother spending a day at the jy for the little savings on a 15 year old hose.
 

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The lines are $25 to $31 from rock auto before the discount code. Why bother spending a day at the jy for the little savings on a 15 year old hose.
Part of the trip to the upull is the trial run. You mess up
The junker and who cares? it's a great way to see if you
Can do it before you disable your own ride.
 

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2002 Sable 3.0 OHV
My high pressure hose is leaking from the noise/vibration suppressor. Will I tell a difference if I replace the hose without this suppressor?
 

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After replacing the alternator on a 2000 DOHC, I have a leak at the high pressure hose/pump junction. Is the compression nut definitely 18mm? Should I get a flare wrench or a crowfoot?
 
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