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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-12, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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1998 Ford taurus power steering leak

1998 Ford Taurus wagon 3.0 ohv, power steering was loud then one day it was hard to steer. Replaced the pump, and in the procees of bleeding something blew, so replace the high pressure hose, now there is a leak behind passenger tire. It's not the hose, it's coming from something below that, and power steering only works for a few seconds when trying to bleed, then it just goes right back. Also changed the filter. I'm at a loss.
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Re: 1998 Ford taurus power steering leak

Fix the leak before you look for any other problems. The system doesn't hold a lot and any loss can cause problems.

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Re: 1998 Ford taurus power steering leak

When you say you bled the system the first time, did you turn the wheel lock to lock? If so, that's no longer the proper way to bleed these systems. The mfgrs now want you to use a handheld vacuum pump to suck the air out of the pump reservoir. Lock to lock can build over 2,000psi and blow out the seals on the rack.

To check for seal leakage, loosen the larger of the two clamps on the tie rod boot on the passenger side. Check for PS fluid leakage. If you see fluid, you've blown a seal. Replace with a rebuilt rack.

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