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How to replace Ford Focus power steering pump?

If the new pump doesnt come with a pulley, then you will need a power steering pulley removal tool to press off the pulley from the old pump and press on to the new pump. Otherwise no specialty tools required:

 

  • Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  • Raise and support the vehicle.
  • Remove the accessory drive belt.
  • Disconnect the p/s fluid cooler hose.
    1. Disconnect the hose using a Ford hose decoupler
    2. Allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container
  • Lower the vehicle.
  • Detach the power steering line support bracket.
  • Detach the speed control cable, if equipped).
  • Disconnect the power steering pressure (PSP) switch electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the power steering hose from the lower steering pump and allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container.
  • Remove the power steering pump.
  • Remove the PSP switch. 

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Location of power steering pressure (PSP) switch

 

To install:


NOTE If installing a new power steering pump, the unions that are supplied fitted to the pump should be removed and retained for future use.

  1. Using the special tool, install a new O-ring seal onto the steering gear to power steering pump union.
  2. Install the PSP switch and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
  3. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
  4. Connect the power steering hose to the power steering pump.
  5. Connect the PSP switch electrical connector.
  6. Attach the power steering line support bracket and securely tighten the bolt.
  7. Attach the speed control cable, if equipped.
  8. Raise and support the vehicle.
  9. Connect the power steering line and tighten the nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
  10. Connect the fluid cooler hose.
  11. Install the accessory drive belt.
  12. Reconnect negative battery cable.
  13. Fill the power steering system and purge the system
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Question

How to replace Ford Focus power steering pump?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 6 years ago.

Hi,

Which engine is in yours - 2.0L or 2.3L ? If you arent sure which, just provide the 8th digit of the VIN code

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My engine is the 2.0, SE model. I am getting the whinning/grindy noise when at a stop light. Was only happening occasionally, you know ho w that goes. I have worked on many cars and such and am wondering if it is a simple thing to change out the pump in my garage. Any special tools?
Expert:  Eric replied 6 years ago.

If the new pump doesnt come with a pulley, then you will need a power steering pulley removal tool to press off the pulley from the old pump and press on to the new pump. Otherwise no specialty tools required:

  • Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  • Raise and support the vehicle.
  • Remove the accessory drive belt.
  • Disconnect the p/s fluid cooler hose.
    1. Disconnect the hose using a Ford hose decoupler
    2. Allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container
  • Lower the vehicle.
  • Detach the power steering line support bracket.
  • Detach the speed control cable, if equipped).
  • Disconnect the power steering pressure (PSP) switch electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the power steering hose from the lower steering pump and allow the fluid to drain into a suitable container.
  • Remove the power steering pump.
  • Remove the PSP switch.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Location of power steering pressure (PSP) switch

To install:

NOTE If installing a new power steering pump, the unions that are supplied fitted to the pump should be removed and retained for future use.

  1. Using the special tool, install a new O-ring seal onto the steering gear to power steering pump union.
  2. Install the PSP switch and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
  3. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
  4. Connect the power steering hose to the power steering pump.
  5. Connect the PSP switch electrical connector.
  6. Attach the power steering line support bracket and securely tighten the bolt.
  7. Attach the speed control cable, if equipped.
  8. Raise and support the vehicle.
  9. Connect the power steering line and tighten the nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
  10. Connect the fluid cooler hose.
  11. Install the accessory drive belt.
  12. Reconnect negative battery cable.
  13. Fill the power steering system and purge the system