Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 17-02-2011
All vehicles 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01. 2. Partially drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer toSection 303-03. 3. Remove the power steering fluid reservoir bracket. 1. Remove the bolts. 2. Position the power steering fluid reservoir bracket out of the way. 4. Remove the accelerator control splash shield. 1. Remove the bolts. 2. Remove the accelerator control splash shield. 5. Disconnect the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose. CAUTION: After disconnecting, plug the fuel lines to prevent leakage. 6. Disconnect the fuel lines. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00. 7. Disconnect the eight fuel injector electrical connectors. 8. Disconnect the eight ignition coil electrical connectors. 9. Remove the brake booster bracket and tube. 1. Remove the nut. 2. Release and move the two hose clamps. 3. Remove the brake booster tube. 10. Remove the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose. For vehicles equipped with 4.6L engine 11. Disconnect the differential pressure feedback exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) connector, then disconnect the upper and lower EGR valve tube fitting.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 09-02-2011
WARNING: Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related components. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and can be ignited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury. 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). For additional information, refer to Section 414-01. 2. Drain the engine cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03. 3. Remove the air cleaner outlet pipe. For additional information, refer to Section 303-12. 4. Disconnect the throttle body cam. 1. Disconnect the accelerator cable (9A758). 2. Disconnect the speed control actuator cable. 3. Remove the accelerator return spring. 5. Remove the accelerator cable bracket bolts and position the bracket and cables aside. 6. Compress and slide the hose clamp and disconnect the upper radiator hose. 7. Disconnect the main vacuum harness. 8. Disconnect the following: Throttle position sensor electrical connector. Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) vacuum regulator solenoid electrical and vacuum connectors. EGR valve vacuum hose. 9. Disconnect the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose. 10. Disconnect the vapor management valve vacuum hose. 11. Disconnect the differential pressure feedback EGR system electrical connector. 12. Remove the bolts and the power steering fluid reservoir upper bracket. 13. Remove the nut and disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose and bracket.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 03-02-2011
CAUTION: When repairing the power steering system, care should be taken to prevent the entry of contaminants or premature failure of the power steering components can result. 1. Turn the wheel to the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. 2. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04. 3. Disconnect the power steering return hose at the power steering fluid cooler. Drain the fluid into a suitable container. 4. Remove the power steering fluid cooler to crossmember nuts. 5. Disconnect the power steering return hose and remove the power steering fluid cooler. 6. Loosen the tie-rod end jam nuts. 7. Remove and discard the cotter pins and nuts. 8. CAUTION: Do not damage the tie-rod boot when installing the special tool. NOTE: Remove the adapter from the ball end of the special tool. Apply a small amount of grease to the tie-rod end stud and the ball of the special tool. Using the special tool, separate the tie-rod ends from the wheel knuckles. 9. Remove the tie-rod ends. Count and record the number of turns required to remove the tie-rod end. 10. Remove the front stabilizer bar link nuts from the front suspension lower arms. 11. Remove the front stabilizer bar bolts and the front stabilizer bar links. 12. Remove the front stabilizer bar. 1. Remove the four bolts and two brackets. 2. Remove the front stabilizer bar. 3. Remove the stabilizer bar insulators.
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 10-01-2011
SYMPTOM The power steering pump whines, buzzes, or hums after driving for 30 minutes in temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees F (2 to 5 degrees C). PROBABLE CAUSE The power steering pump reservoir is defective. CORRECTIVE ACTION Flush the power steering system with clean power steering fluid, then replace the power steering reservoir. DIAGNOSIS 1. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature (the cooling fans cycle twice). 2. Listen for abnormal noises from the power steering pump while the steering wheel is centered and not being turned. • If the pump whines, buzzes, or hums, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE. • If the noise is not coming from the pump, this service bulletin does not apply. Check for other possible causes of the noise. 3. Inspect the power steering reservoir. Is there a white dot on the reservoir cover, with one of its ribs pointing toward the reservoir holder? Yes – This vehicle already has the revised power steering reservoir. Continue with normal troubleshooting procedures. No – Go to REPAIR PROCEDURE. POWER STEERING RESERVOIR COVER 2. Drain the fluid from the power steering system: • Connect a suitable diameter drain hose to the disconnected return hose. • Hold the end of the drain hose in a suitable container. • Start the engine, and run it at idle while you turn the steering wheel lock-to-lock several times. • When the fluid stops running out of the hose, shut off the engine. • Discard the used fluid.
Filed Under (Acura) by admin on 04-01-2011
BACKGROUND Prolonged high under-hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely and may cause the hose to crack and leak power steering fluid. Power steering fluid leaking onto a hot exhaust pipe will generate smoke and could lead to an under- hood fire. CORRECTIVE ACTION Install a power steering feed hose kit. PARTS INFORMATION Power Steering Feed Hose Kit: P/N 06530-SEC-A00 (Contains power steering feed hose [with power steering pump-side O-ring attached] and power steering pressure switch O-ring.) REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: Take care not to spill power steering fluid on the body and other parts. Wipe off any spilled fluid at once. 1. Raise the power steering reservoir, then disconnect the return hose, and drain the reservoir. Plug the return hose nipple with a suitable cap. POWER STEERING RESERVOIR 6. Remove the power steering heat shield, then lower the vehicle to the ground. RETURN HOSE HOSE 7. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector. UPPER LEVEL LINE CONNECTOR 2. Connect a hose of suitable diameter to the disconnected return hose, and put the hose end in a suitable container. 3. Start the engine, let it run at idle, and turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times. When fluid stops running out of the hose, shut off the engine. Discard the fluid. NOTE: Inspect the reservoir screen for any debris. If the reservoir screen is clogged, replace the reservoir. 4. Remove the cap from the return hose nipple on the reservoir, then reinstall the return hose on the reservoir. 5. Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported. POWER STEERING PRESSURE SWITCH