"How To" SVT & Zetec Power Steering Pump & Line Replacement by SVTF4243

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"How To" SVT & Zetec Power Steering Pump & Line Replacement 

Compliments of SVTF4243 @ focusfanatics.com



Pump | PS line | PS line fitting


Get metric crescent rachets 8,10,18 or at least stubbys

Pully puller get one from ford or the kind that applies force to the center rather that grabbing the rim of pulley.

5, 10 & 12 mm sockets w/extentions

Jack up car on 2 stands under front

Dump Old Fluid

Unbolt the coolant tank; popup with screwdriver in back slot (leave hoses attached!) & out of the way, 

Pull the PS reservoir out of the slots (no screws, just rubber grommets) 

Unclamp the small return hose on PS pump 

Dump the reservoir fluid in a milk jug.

Pull Sepentine belt with 8 cresent & pipe for leverage on the tensioner

Pull PS pump

Pump is above ac pump

Unbolt 2 12mm along PS line on top of header,

Pull clamp for return line

Pump Unbolt 4 10mm  

Trick on lower driver side bolt is to loosen first ;
pull other 3; then you can pull the pump out as you unbolt.

Maneuver pump through top of engine

Pull PS Line

Unbolt pressure line with an 18 crescent wrench. I clamped that bad boy down, it's on there.

Getting to PS LINE underneath the rack by:
Option 1 pulling out the dogbone trans mount and rocking the bottom of the motor forward
and holding it in that position with a jack or block of wood.
Option 2 Pulling driver tire

Unbolt the plate holds both the pressure & return line to the rack

Pull line from that end.

Unbolt 5mm bolt that holds the return & pressure lines in place

(I got to it from the top with a long extention.)

Reinstall Pump

Remove pulley with pulley puller & put on with supplied bolt & nut

Position lower driver side bolt first then 

Put in black O-ring in the pump and bolt line fitting on pump; torque it well.

Bolt the pump in place 

Reinstall PS LINE

Push in the tapered tip in Pump Fitting till it clicks in.

Push-in connection at the rack and bolt plate attached to the pressure line.  

OPTIONAL-Replace both the pressure and return line o-rings at the rack while you're in there. 

Bolt 2 12mm along PS line on top of header, 

Clamp return line

Bolt Pressure line from bracket

Put in plastic braket & bolt 5mm bolt

Fill the reservoir with new fluid,

I left the car up on BOTH jackstands

pull Fuse 12, and crank the engine for about 5 seconds while turning the wheel stop to stop. Fill the reservoir and crank again. 

Repeat the "crank, turn and fill" until the fluid going to the jug is clear and clean - should take a over a quart. On the last crank leave the reservoir barely empty. Put the return hose back on, replace the reservoir, fill it, and replace the coolant tank. Plug the fuse 12 back in and run the car, turning the wheel. Check the PS fluid level is between min & max.

Replace Serpentine Belt & Cover