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 Post subject: power steering leak !!!
Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:48 pm 
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hey guys just found out where the leak is coming from anyone able to tell me wat the highlighted bit in the picture is ??? its the thing with the blue clip and wires come out of it ??? cheers....

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:51 pm 
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hey guys just found out where the leak is coming from anyone able to tell me wat the highlighted bit in the picture is ??? its the thing with the blue clip and wires come out of it ??? cheers....

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power steering switch. Get a new one installed and all is fixed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering leak !!!
Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:10 pm 
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take it out and replace with a bolt ,these pieces of s**t keep leaking and aere a pain to replace ,i ve done this and it makes no difference at all ,just unplug it at the top of the firewall and its all sweet,put some thread tape on the bolt to stop all leaks.
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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:42 am 
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they are about $28 for aftermarket switch or $60 for genuine, both have a 12 month guarantee
the switch bumps the idle up when u are on full lock to stop it from stalling
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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:47 am 
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My one of these broke the other week. Was pissing out later.
Got the original switch. Good as new.
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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:21 am 
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:) cheers guys

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering leak !!!
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:45 am 
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yabbie123 wrote:
take it out and replace with a bolt ,these pieces of s**t keep leaking and aere a pain to replace ,i ve done this and it makes no difference at all ,just unplug it at the top of the firewall and its all sweet,put some thread tape on the bolt to stop all leaks.
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bahahahahahahahaha replace with a bolt? are you kidding? if they didn't make a difference Ford wouldn't have put them there!

 

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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:22 pm 
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use bolt from own neck.. as already mentioned just replace with a new item, don't bother trying to source a used one, you will just have the same issue.

 

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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 6:01 pm 
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only my experience ,if you want to believe that ford knows best then go ahead ,makes f**k all difference and doesnt cost anything . try it first and if your not happy put the switch back in.its only there to raise the idle 200rpm while you turn the steering wheel at a standstill ,if your moving it doesn't do it. 2 years without it and it makes no difference at all . the bolts in my neck are to big to use for this they match the size of my nuts!!
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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:26 pm 
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yabbie123 wrote:
only my experience ,if you want to believe that ford knows best then go ahead ,makes f**k all difference and doesnt cost anything . try it first and if your not happy put the switch back in.its only there to raise the idle 200rpm while you turn the steering wheel at a standstill ,if your moving it doesn't do it. 2 years without it and it makes no difference at all . the bolts in my neck are to big to use for this they match the size of my nuts!!


have fun with your dodginess and stalling while parking then :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:15 pm 
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has never stalled either on gas or petrol
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Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:19 am 
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i know a few people who have removed the sensor and noticed nothing changes.

i had mine disconnected for a few weeks and didn't notice any difference..

 

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Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:23 am 
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i removed mine in my old ED and blocked it with a bolt, it also had a cam.
had it like that for a year, never stalled.
The V8s don't have one.

 

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