Power Steering Pump Replacement

Funmart6

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Yesterday I was moving the SHO around and noticed that the power steering pump was really whining pretty loudly. I was thinking of doing a flush on it first to see if new fluid would help quiet it down a bit before going the replacement route. It is working fine, it is just very whiny.
So has anyone done a flush or ever replaced their power steering pump and if so, any direction/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks y'all.
 

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It seems like once one gets air in the system, you practically need to set the car on its side to get the bubbles out of the rack. Just not something our cars do well.

To do a fluid change, take a turkey baster and suck out as much fluid from the reservoir that you can. Refill reservoir, drive car a little bit. Repeat. I have had to do this more than 10 times on problematic cars in the past. Normal is 4 or so and things are looking pretty good.

Oh yeah - usually does not do anything for the whine, at least for a while, but eventually it should shut up.
 

Funmart6

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Hey thanks for the reply, sorry it has been a while since I posted that about the power steering noise and I haven't even had the time to look at it, work always takes up my time and I haven't driven the car since my last post on here.
Question, if I need to replace the pump, is the pump on the V8 the same as on the regular Taurus?
 

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