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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-16-04, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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power steering switch

what do ya get when ya cross a broken power steering switch and a hot cat converter,,i tell ya's a lot of smelly smoke..

got home yesterday and there was smoke pouring out from under the bonnet(WTF)

had a look the damn switch shit itself,,bugger man..

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Re: power steering switch

i know someone that had an ea and the powersteering pump went after doing a fulllock, burst. smoke. fire. burned for awhile, fire truck got there, put it out and it was a wreck.
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Re: power steering switch

I think those little switches along with the brake switch should be changed every 18 months :)

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Re: power steering switch

What exactly do the power steering pressure switches do? I mean, what is their purpose? You know there's no pressure when the steering becomes unbelievably heavy & you crash because you can't turn, but I just can't fathom how having the switch helps. Also, what sort of thread is it? You could just plug the hole it goes in.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-23-04, 12:36 AM
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Re: power steering switch

never heard of one but i'll bet my XG will have one.

where exactly is it and as asked earlier what does it do??
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Re: power steering switch

no idea what it does but had it been designed by me, it would sense pressure drop and would dissengage a clutch on the pump so one can still turn the wheel when the pump dies.

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Re: power steering switch

Nah - the pump is a vane type so having an electric clutch on the drive side wouldn't help with that.
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Re: power steering switch

we have an au2 that kept on eating the power steering switch and ford did'nt know what was goin on and we took it to them every 2-3 months cause it was leaking, so when the warranty ran out my dad got sick of changing it and just blocked the switch up and screwed it back on 1 year later no probs every thing works and no leaks.
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Re: power steering switch

Sounds like it is a load of wank then, just as I suspected. God, I hate being right all the time lol.
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Re: power steering switch

couldn't find one on my XG ute so i guess its just a low level switch? what is it switching
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