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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Cars are never ending in needing care! After getting all driveline sorted for vibrations i noticed the drivers side steering rack boot had steering fluid on it. Looking closer i found that the pressure switch is leaking through the plug. Looks like an easy replacment but im sure the switch will be expensive as its not the plain soleniod type in the Gli falcons as mine is speed sensitive steering. Any ideas on how much one of these will set me back?
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:56 pm 
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Remove it an plug it up, I replaced my rack with a V8 one which does not have the switch and I have no issues with it stalling.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:07 pm 
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Guess i can give that a try by simply unplugging it. Maybe the leaking switch would explain the random heavier steering.
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:10 pm 
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they are common as. i think from memory they are about $50-60 from ford

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:28 pm 
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I get near trade from Ford so ill call them tomorrow, id rather keep it standard.
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:30 pm 
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not expensive ~$30 at any auto store

wat u will need i a 1/2 length and thin 14mm open end spanner
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:35 pm 
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but if you plug it up remember to bridge it out so it doesn't think your on full lock all the time...

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:46 pm 
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No worries guys i will call around tomorrow for prices and grind down an old 14mm spanner if needed. I was thinking they would be around the $100 mark as some of the soleniods in the BTR trans cost an arm, leg and ur house!
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:15 am 
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What does the switch do for SSPS that would make it a different switch?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:41 am 
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Last time i bought one it cost me $20 from Bursons, you'll definately need a very flat spanner, without it they are a b**ch.
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:04 am 
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a b**ch alright, get the grinder out and mod a 14mm spanner cut it in half and grinded it thinner, works a treat
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:48 pm 
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Was real easy to change! just cut a 14mm spanner in half and that was it. took about 10min to change with cleaning up the dripped fluid. Maybe they changed the width of the nut on my pressure switch as i had no problems with a standard size spanner fitting on. The revs actually increase now when the wheel is turned so the old one must have been realy stuffed. Thanks for all the input guys.
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:06 pm 
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madmax wrote:
What does the switch do for SSPS that would make it a different switch?


im pretty sure the switch is the same for all "E" series 4.0l's - the difference in SSPS rack is the pinion housing and a soleniod mounted on the opposite side of the switch in the pinion housing
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:52 pm 
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tiny56 wrote:
madmax wrote:
What does the switch do for SSPS that would make it a different switch?


im pretty sure the switch is the same for all "E" series 4.0l's - the difference in SSPS rack is the pinion housing and a soleniod mounted on the opposite side of the switch in the pinion housing


Thanks, so there would be no reason the switch would be dearer than a standard one.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:58 pm 
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nope the switch is the same

 

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