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Old 12-28-2005, 10:19   #1 (permalink)
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Power steering strangeness '97 Tortoise (it's green)

My Taurus is doing something weird. I've been having a problem with the idle staying too high sometimes (I do know why, ICS, but it's not part of the powersteering problem). I'll shut of the key while moving along and let it restart itself to get the idle down below 2200 (usually doesn't work) but when it restarts I have no power steering. I have to come to a stop, turn off the engine and restart to get power steering back.

Why ?!?!?

There is no electrical connection involved in the power steering except for a sensor switch to boost the engine idle when parking or other tight maneuvers.

Then, Monday, I was leaving the golf course and I suddenly lost power to the power windows AND I noticed the steering was "heavy" like it had suddenly switched into "low" assist or something. When I got home I re-seated the relays in the power dist. box under the hood and all was well once again......so far.

WTF-O?

JohnF

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Old 12-29-2005, 06:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering strangeness '97 Tortoise AND same as Hoosays problem

Now I have other electrical problems too. The radio, power windows and power steering went out last night driving home. If I click the tranny selector in to neutral everything comes back on OK but in drive all goes out again. This is weirdness at a new level to me and I've seen a bunch of weirdness in vehicles. Also, the seatbelt light was coming on and off at strange times. Hitting the dash didn't change anything.

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Old 12-29-2005, 06:56   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering strangeness '97 Tortoise (it's green)

found something

http://tinyurl.com/abshy
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:59   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering strangeness '97 Tortoise (it's green)

maybe this one will actually work

www.automotiveforums.com/...us+reverse
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Power steering strangeness '97 Tortoise (it's green)

Crap.
Her is a link to a link, it did work when I tried it.

http://tinyurl.com/79lhd
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