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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on changing my power steering pump on my Ford Focus 1.6 petrol 2007,

I have done quite a bit of searching but I'm not able to locate a guide on how to do this, there probably is lots out there but I cant seem to find one.

So here's what has happened, last week I started up my car and there was alot of noise coming from the engine bay, I looked under the bonnet and the power steering fluid was foaming and over flowing out of the reservoir. Anyway after alot of searching online I discovered that it was most likely the high pressure hose that had developed a leak and this was causing it to draw in air. Today I have spent a few hours changing this however after finishing and topping the fluid back up, turning the steering wheel side to side to push out any air ect, i looked under the car and I could see it was leaking from the pump or so I seems, and the pump was making a grinding sound.

I have a couple of questions I'd be grateful for any tips/advice -

Are any special tools required to remove the power steering pump?

What's the chances of re-using the new high pressure hose, I ask because I had to snap off the old 1 to get it off the pump with a 18mm socket.

Would you say it was an easy job to do?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help would be appreciated.

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Sorry to bump but I dont suppose anybody has any advice on this?

Thanks

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You can't reuse the new pipe I'm afraid. :sad: 

The pump itself is easy enough to change though, just slip the stretch belt off and remove a couple of bolts.  

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Don't know if this is any help I had power steering switch fail on my focus approx 2 years back driving home after night out made awful noise and was difficult to turn lucky enough was nearly home couple miles. 

It was about 60 quid and can be done yourself. Steering pump was ok lucky enough. 

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On 10/23/2019 at 11:47 AM, TomsFocus said:

You can't reuse the new pipe I'm afraid. :sad: 

The pump itself is easy enough to change though, just slip the stretch belt off and remove a couple of bolts.  

Thank you for your reply, i guess it's a new pump and pipe then, do you know if any special tools are needed to remove the pump and belt? Thanks 🙂

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On 10/23/2019 at 3:58 PM, madman said:

Don't know if this is any help I had power steering switch fail on my focus approx 2 years back driving home after night out made awful noise and was difficult to turn lucky enough was nearly home couple miles. 

It was about 60 quid and can be done yourself. Steering pump was ok lucky enough. 

I'f this fails can it cause a leak do you know? Thanks 

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