Re: 2000 Taurus power steering question...
Looks like there is still a problem somewhere - now, when running the system, it sucks all the fluid in, I add more until it maintains a steady level in the reservoir, and now it looks like air is being pulled into the system from somewhere. I see bubbles continually appearing in the reservoir. This activity seems to increase when I try to bleed the system. However, there are no fluid leaks that I can see - the level stays the same during the entire time, even after going back and forth on the steering wheel 40 or 50 times trying to bleed the system. It continues to bubble on the top of the fluid level, which is still the same, and then finally when you shut off the car, it spews steering fluid out of the top (as I assume it has compressed gasses in the system which suddenly expand.)
So - where could the system be drawing air from? If a pump is bad, could it be sucking air in, somehow? Or is this more indicative of a line or gearbox problem? I'm at a loss, and we really can't afford to shotgun parts on this - any help is greatly, greatly appreciated...