Got the power steering done. I just did repeated drains on the low pressure side by disconnecting the hose under under the car: IM004935.jpg picture by galexander - Photobucket
I use two quarts of mobile 1 syn atf.
Each time you drain, you get about 1/3 quart out. I repeated this 5-6 times until the fluid was nice and clean. I drove the car a couple of miles between each drain to mix up the atf. I did notice my steering was a little smoother and that the pump got quieter after each drain/fill.
I did get ahold of a ford service cd and had the Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding for my 2001 v6. Here it is for future reference:
Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding
Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant
VC-4-A (in Oregon VC-5, in Canada CXC-10) or equivalent
WARNING: Never remove the pressure relief cap while the engine is operating or when the cooling system is hot. Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the cooling system or engine or personal injury. To avoid having scalding hot coolant or steam blow out of the degas bottle when removing the pressure relief cap, wait until the engine has cooled, then wrap a thick cloth around the pressure relief cap and turn it slowly. Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system. When you are sure all the pressure has been released, turn and remove the pressure relief cap (still with a cloth).
CAUTION: The coolant must be recovered in a suitable, clean container for reuse. If the coolant is contaminated it must be recycled or disposed of correctly and replaced.
NOTE: Less than 80 percent of coolant capacity can be recovered with the engine in the vehicle. Dirty, rusty or contaminated coolant requires system flush and replacement. Always flush the system and replace the coolant when installing a new water pump. In the event any hoses are removed, install new appropriately sized worm style clamps in place of the constant tension clamps.
1.Release the pressure in the cooling system by slowly turning the pressure relief cap one half turn counterclockwise or the radiator cap counterclockwise to the first stop. When the pressure is released, remove the pressure relief cap/radiator cap.
2.Place a suitable container below the radiator draincock (8115). If equipped disconnect the coolant return hose at the fluid cooler. Drain the engine coolant.
Close the radiator draincock.
Filling — 3.8L
CAUTION: Engine coolant provides freeze protection, boil protection, cooling efficiency and corrosion protection to the engine and cooling components. In order to obtain these protections, the engine coolant must be maintained at the correct concentration and fluid level in the degas bottle.
When adding engine coolant, use a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and clean, drinkable water.
To maintain the integrity of the coolant and the cooling system:
Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant VC-4-A (in Oregon VC-5, in Canada CXC-10) or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A.
Do not add orange-colored extended life coolant such as VC-2 or equivalent, meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D. Mixing coolants may degrade the coolant's corrosion protection.
Do not add alcohol or methanol or any engine coolants mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze. These can cause engine damage from overheating or freezing.
Do not mix with recycled coolant unless it meets the requirements of Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A. Not all coolant recycling processes meet this Ford specification; use of such a coolant may harm the engine and cooling system components.
1.Place the heater temperature selector in the maximum heat position.
2. CAUTION: On 3.8L engines, the vent plug must be removed before radiator fill or the engine may not fill completely.
NOTE: It is important to maintain engine coolant concentrate between 40 percent or -24°C (-11°F) and 60 percent or -52°C (-62°F).
Fill the engine cooling system with 50/50 mixture of water and engine coolant.
3.After filling the engine cooling system, add coolant to the vent until full. Install the vent plug.
4.Leave the pressure relief cap off and run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
5.Stop the engine and add the correct engine coolant mixture to the degas bottle/coolant expansion tank until the coolant level is between the COOLANT FILL LEVEL marks.
6.Turn the engine off and allow the cooling system to cool. Check the level in the degas bottle/coolant expansion tank, and add a 50/50 mix as needed.