How to replace a power steering pump on a Ford Escape – When the power steering pump going bad in the Ford Escape, you can still drive the car, but the steering becomes stiffer. This type of repair is not an essential, but must do so as soon as possible. No need to take the car to a garage for this repair, since even without experience working on cars you can do this in an hour and save a lot of money on labor.
Things You’ll Need
Metric wrench set, The drain pan, Jack car, Jack walk, Metric socket, Pump pulley tools
Open the engine compartment and disconnect the negative cable from the battery with a wrench to loosen the nut.
Rotate the belt tensioner clockwise with a wrench to loosen the belt and pull the belt away from the power steering pump.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the pump, pulling it.
Drain the liquid from the feed direction of the steering unit and prepare it for recycling. Do not use the system again.
Disconnect the power steering line pressure with a wrench to loosen and pull it out of the unit.
Jack the car with the car jack. Place a jack stand on the frame near the point of jacking and raises it to the structure.
Go under the car and remove the two screws from the lower steering unit with a socket and ratchet. Remove the jack stand and lower the car back to the earth.
Remove the power steering pump pressure line support with a wrench to remove the bolt.
Remove the power under pressure steering hose with a wrench to loosen and pull it out of the unit. Remove the screws from the power steering pump with a socket wrench. Pull the power steering pump out of the car.
Remove the pulley steering pump pulley using the pump. Place the pump pulley new address with the tool pump pulley.
Put new steering pump in place and tighten the top screws using the socket and ratchet. Connect power supply to reduce pressure hose toward the steering unit. Reconnect the power steering pump high pressure line bracket and tighten with a wrench.
Raise the car back to the car jack. Place a jack stand on the frame near the point of jacking and raise it to the frame of the car.
Install screws lower power steering pump and tighten with a socket wrench. Reconnect the power steering pump high pressure line and tighten with a wrench. Reconnect the power line connecting the unit in. Remove the jack stand and lower the car back to the earth.
Replace the power steering belt and draw it up tight with a wrench to turn the belt tensioner counterclockwise. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and start the car to test the installation.
Tips and Warnings
Never attempt this project without first disconnecting the battery as instructed or put at risk of electric shock.
Wear safety glasses when working under the car, or run the risk of eye injury from dirt and other foreign objects.