yeah, just put off project due to cost of hoses. wife (CFO) cut my budget when the bill came in for a years worth of filters. I havent even checked but Tousley Ford will send parts to forum members for 10% over cost. i talk to Jack there and he hooks me up every time. Great service if you can wait a couple days. i need to crawl under truck and see what its gonna take. im not putting on pump without changing hoses. let me know how it goes.
Mine is making that common power steering whine when turning. im assuming its the pump. breaks work fine. i changed out fluids about 50kmi ago and it was all good then.
whats yours doing?
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Well replacing the pump itself is easy but time consuming, I used my original pulley both times replacing the pumps
My original pump wouldn't let me turn the wheels at a stop which is why I decided to tackle that back in november when I did my belt aswell, so I swapped it with one from advance autoparts, still had the same problem but over the months started losing my brake pressure, I thought it was a bad master but finally got fed up with the same steering issues and noise so replaced it with a ford pump this time and voila brakes are back and I can turn with my finger I'm happier than a pig in **** lol
Some things I did was only reinstalled 3 of the 4 bolts, although some years only have 3 bolts installed even though there are 4 holes, but I skipped the one to the right of the high pressure line, also make sure you use a press to put on the pulley, the back of these pump housings are very thin and the simple smack it on with a hammer wont apply because you WILL smash the shaft through the back of the housing, in my case I just used a simple 8mm long shank bolt, washer and nut and pushed mine on, I also fabricated a special 18mm wrench to take off the pressure line because its pretty tight under the truck, also I pulled the top of the truck apart to make it easier replaceing even though some things I removed from up top and some removed from underneath
Good luck man, and you will get atf on yourself(atleast I did lol) gotta love that farty smell of that hydraulic fluid
2003 (build date 06/2003) f250, 6.0 stroke, automatic, 4x4, 3.73 GR, bought with 96k miles, ficm resolder, ccv mod, coolant filter, powersteering filter, straight pipe