How to Replace the Power Steering Hose on a Concord

1.

Open the hood of the Concord and locate the securing bolts connecting the plastic cover onto the front of the engine. The bolts will be under the edge of the cover on the right and left sides. Use the ratchet set to remove the bolts and then pull the cover off of the engine.

2.

Locate the power steering pump, which will be in plain sight on the front of the engine. Place the drain container under the pump and remove the drain plug on the bottom of the pump using the wrench. Drain all of the fluid into the drain container and then replace the plug and tighten it.

3.

Loosen the nut at each end of the hose using the wrench and pull the hose away from the pump. Place the new hose between the pump and reservoir. Tighten the nuts using the wrench until the nuts are snug.

4.

Replace the plastic cover to the front of the engine and tighten the bolts to secure the cover to the engine.

Tips and Warnings

  • The bolts on the plastic cover differ from model to model, so you will need a ratchet set with different-sized sockets.
  • The Ford Concord is a full-size car with a large, high-output V-8 engine. The power steering pump is located on the front of the engine behind a plastic cover plate. The cover plate must be removed to gain access to the pump, but the hose leading from the fluid reservoir to the pump is easily accessible. On newer models, you will need to replace the power steering pump because the hose is part of the pump. On older models, the hose is connected to the pump by small nuts positioned at the points where the hose meets the pump and the reservoir. You will need basic tools and about 20 minutes to complete the replacement.