Re: Power Steering issues
I'm going to post again on the off chance that someone will know what the next step is.
BTW, this is a 2000 Windstar.
I got the car back today, it is drivable, but very loud, and in low speeds the wheel is jumpy when turning. I only drove in in the parking lot.
To recap, when I brought it in there was a whine when turning at low speeds, slight stiff, now it's hard to turn and jumpy at low speeds, and very loud, embarrassingly loud.
He said he replaced the new pump with another new pump, same problem, right now the old pump is on, which is the better of the three.
He said he bled it a number of times. Bleeds fine, no air, no bubbles.
He said when the car is on the lift there is no noise and turning is very smooth.
So it just may be the rack, but again, why after he replaces the pump?
My other concern is, the engine again is filled with fluid, and it's dripping, I'm going to assume he put too much fluid in, but now all the parts are filled with fluid.
He used tranny fluid, I know some cars you can do that with, I'm not sure if you can with my car, so I wonder if that's why it's so bad now, I had, and always had actual power steering fluid, so the big question is could the tranny fluid be too heavy (it is significantly thicker than the PSF that was in the car) and not lubricant enough for the power steering system?