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2003 Taurus power steering problems
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2003 Taurus power steering problems
I have an 03 Taurus with very noisey power steering, rack and pinion has been changed (by previous owner) also the pump. Unit is noisey and looses fluid out the top of pump. Would it be possible that the rack is bad or something wrong with the lines. Without cover on pump I can see the fluid moving around and when I turn wheel back and forth in driveway the fluid level goes up and down, wheel is stiff and lots of noise.
03-28-2010 08:06 PM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Sounds like you need to bleed the air out of the system. Here is a link to earlier post - http://www.10w30.com/autorepair/viewtopi...=6&t=10212 - I had a similar problem with my 2001 Taurus. Good luck- fstf2v
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03-29-2010 01:15 AM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Thanks. I will let you know the results.
03-29-2010 06:35 AM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Tried the suggestions. Still having the problem of fluid building up and overflowing from pump.I have noticed that when fluid level is down that the pump is quite and steering hard, when level is up the pump is noisey and steering is hard. Any other suggestions? :?:
I have looked at rack and lines and can find no leaks other than when fluid comes out of pump cap. :cry:
04-02-2010 02:28 PM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Ok, Me again. Think I may have found the problem. When I was checking the rack for possible air leaks I discovered Two electricial connections with nothing hooked into them and no wires or connectors hanging around . I am assuming that the rack was replaced with the wrong one before I got it. Will replace rack. :x
04-02-2010 03:50 PM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Remember Mr.C the pressure line is very long on the Taurus. When bleeding the system in my car it lasted 2 1/2 days. Jack the front tires off the ground -To bleed the powersteering you need to leave the key in the run position and the motor off - you have to turn the steering wheel 20 times slowly from right all the way to the left(is one turn) then all the way back(is two turns) and so on.All the way to 20-- Then let it sit for 3 or 4 hrs (or more) and then check the unit for air bubbles, then add p/s fluid and do it again until all those little foamy air bubbles are gone. After the 3rd or 4th time - let it sit overnight and do it again and see if the is air bubbles- if you don't, then your done. Always bleed a powersteering system with the motor off and the front wheels off the ground,that makes it easy to turn from left to right. I think this post is right,I'll read it tomarrow and amend it if it's wrong. Good Luck
04-03-2010 05:21 AM
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Re: 2003 Taurus power steering problems
Problem solved. I appears my rack is cracked. Wiped rack all good and dry and noticed the fluid was comming from rack on right end just before boot, further investigation showed a small crack. Tahnks for the suggestions.
04-14-2010 09:25 PM
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