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How to Remove a Power Steering Pump on a 1995 Ford Ranger

by Cayden Conor

The 1995 Ford Ranger's power steering pump can be replaced without replacing the reservoir, thus saving you a bit of money. Before you purchase a new power steering pump, check to be sure that the reservoir is not leaking. If it is, you should replace it along with the pump. The pump could also leak, but most commonly, the bearings in the pulley go bad, making the pump grind and work inefficiently. The job requires a special puller, which is available at any Ford dealership.

Position the drain pan under the power steering return line. This is the larger of the two lines. Remove the return line with the appropriate line wrench. Allow the power steering fluid to drip into the drain pan. Remove the pressure hose from the back of the pump with the appropriate line wrench. Unplug the power steering pump pressure switch.

Loosen the idler pulley pivot and adjusting bolts with the appropriate wrenches if you are working on a 2.3-, 2.5- or 3.0-liter engine. On the 2.9-liter engine, loosen the adjusting nut and the slider bolts on the power steering pump support. Push the pump away from the belt. Then lift the belt off the power steering pump pulley. If you are working on a 4.0-liter engine, lift the tensioner pulley clockwise with a socket or ratchet. Then lift the belt off of the power steering pump pulley.

Remove the bracket support brace if your engine is equipped with one. Install the T69L-10300-B tool onto the pulley. Hold the pump and rotate the tool counterclockwise to remove the pulley. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts. Then remove the pump from the engine.

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About the Author

Cayden Conor has been writing since 1996. She has been published on several websites and in the winter 1996 issue of "QECE." Conor specializes in home and garden, dogs, legal, automotive and business subjects, with years of hands-on experience in these areas. She has an Associate of Science (paralegal) from Manchester Community College and studied computer science, criminology and education at University of Tampa.

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