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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:38 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:40 pm 
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Thanks, and here's mine.

I can see my red power steering fluid everywhere, even on the cat!

So what do I do?
Is it definately the switch?
How much is the swtich?
Can i replace myself?

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:50 pm 
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If the power steering pressure switch goes, it usually creates a hell of a mess. ATF will be everywhere as the switch is in the high pressure side of the steering. When mine went on my EA ATF was all over the exhaust with clouds of smoke billowing out of the engine bay.

If the engine bay is relatively clean then I would suggest that you have a very slow leak that gone unnoticed.

Fill the power steering up, start the engine and turn the wheels from side to side while looking in the engine bay near the exhaust. If the pressure switch has failed you will soon know. If it hasn't then look for leeks at the ends of the two hoses. 1 x high pressure 1 x low pressure.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:50 pm 
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id say so . undo the wires from the back (thats where it normaly leaks from ) then use ya spanner to undo it and remove. degrease ur wires so it will not a\effect the new switch that ull have to get . price not to sure allow yaself 50 bucks or so . ring ya local auto shop (supercrap, auto one ,repco ) ask for a power steering switch for ya model car. they should have one instore.

once u have it screw the new one in plug ur wires in fill it up with fluid and degrease ur engin bay .

just make sure u do it up tight enought so it dosnt leak.

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:03 pm 
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So what is the correct and official name of this part?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:09 pm 
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Okay, God willing everything will be justttt fine tomorrow. Thanks for help folks.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Better top it up before you go out tomorrow, i'm sure you've got some fluid locked away in your boot :P
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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:23 pm 
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yeah just fold the rear seat down before you hop in to get it though. make it easier to get out.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:42 pm 
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check the front o ring on the pump too..(u can get a kit if needed)
mines pissin out fluid atm.. :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:26 am 
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Well actually I'm going in the S-Pac with my bro lads, lol. And the power steering fluid is in the garage. No need to get in the boot. :P

Yeah I'll see how it goes Kustomz.

 

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Go to Repco, Ford will charge $70.00 and don't forget the O ring seal. You will also need to cut a 14mm open end spanner in half to fit in. Watch the clip on the electrical plug when you pull it off, they tale off on ya.
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:21 am 
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Hmmm, how do I cut a spanner in half? I know I need one that is not as thick as I can't get in there with my normal 14mm spanner. Can't I just buy something?

Also no new o-ring, that cool? lol.

 

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What he means is to grind one down till its thin enough to fit.

 

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I ground an old spanner down and bent it in half, that's the only thing i ever use it on.
It's a b**ch of a thing to undo without it.
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