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Tips for replacing power steering pump

Having nothing but great luck with the new truck. (05 F250, 6.0)

Driving to work this morning, go to make a lane change and my steering is HEAVY. The pump (I'm assuming!) died instantly! No hydroboost brakes either. No noise, nothing. It's like there's no belt running to the power steering pump but I double checked it's still there and spinning.

I'm assuming the pump died. Fortunately pumps are cheap but I can't find a ton of info on replacing them. It looks fairly straight forward but I've never dealt with hydro boost brakes so I'm thinking the bleeding procedure may be more complicated.

Does anyone who has replaced the pump have any tips or advice? Can't decide whether to go with a $70 Napa rebuilt pump or a $100 low mileage OEM pump.

Appreciate any help!
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Just had a bout with rebuilt Motorcraft pumps,three in a row all too weak.ford finally found a NEW pump in rebuilt box,all is well. A bulletin states you can transfer the pulley thre times,that's correct on fourth pump had to buy new pully as well.There may be new elsewhere,I'd stay away from rebuilt if possible.2.0 HR. job at least with all tools
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That means it will probably take me at least 4 hours. Thanks for the info.
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what tools are needed and can anyone give me some directions on swapping this pump any help would be appreciated

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Does anyone make an up grade pump to get rid of hard steering when not moving. Makes it a pain when backing a trailer. 176k miles on an 04 F350 4x4, do others have this issue.
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Does anyone make an up grade pump to get rid of hard steering when not moving. Makes it a pain when backing a trailer. 176k miles on an 04 F350 4x4, do others have this issue.
I have 170,000 on my 06 and have the same issue. Until this thread thought I was looking at a PS pump, guess I'll hold off.

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what tools are needed and can anyone give me some directions on swapping this pump any help would be appreciated
When I did mine, I was able to reach from underneath the truck. Removing hte lower radiator hose made ti easier to get to. There are only two hoses that attach to the pump. I just disconnected those, then removed the 4 bolts that hold it in place.

The only special too I needed was a powersteering pump pulley remover, made by snap-on. I borrowed it. I tmade the pulley removal and reinstall super easy since the new pump won't come with a pulley.

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Same thing happened to me but my gearbox cracked and spewed power steering fluid everywhere. $550 just for the new gear box. Wish mine was just the pump.have fun
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Same thing happened to me but my gearbox cracked and spewed power steering fluid everywhere. $550 just for the new gear box. Wish mine was just the pump.have fun
Just an FYI if a person can handle the down time with their truck like me I sent mine out to Lares and when it got back it was awesome!!. They cleaned rebuilt and painted it and was really nice and it only cost a $180 round bought and that included shipping back to me. I know this was for powersteering but saw the gear and thought I would just give another option cause the motorcraft out here was over $900. This way I kept my motorcraft part just guts rebuilt and painted

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