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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:28 pm 
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i have an eb series 2 my problem is the power steering shudders when turning at low revs and mainly when hot .Ive added a cooler to the steering but no better .My old ea did the same thing but not a bad and ideas :cry:
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:51 pm 
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you could try an oil change and use i think its called transtrac but allmost all fords do it its nothing to worrie about
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:56 pm 
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its called mobil 424... same as used in AU;'s
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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:31 am 
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Sounds like loose or worn drive belt is slipping. This is something that happened to me. Just as you described low revs and as you turn the steering wheel, the power assistance cuts in and out.
Replaced the belt, and tightend it to the propper ammount and it works like a dream not.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:42 pm 
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i will try fresh oil and check the belt and cross my fingers thanks people
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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:17 pm 
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not the belt...i replaced mine already

and its not the fluid....done that too..helped but didnt fix it

in my el that has done 260,000kms its just started to happen...i think its just the pump has become old and is inefficient in its old age so it struggles a little. Either way, gona get 1 from the wreckers n see how i go.
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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:59 pm 
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I have the same problem in my current EA and the old one. Funny thing is it only started in both after a belt change, I tried loosening and tightening but it's still the same.

I was thinking it may be the tie rod ends? How do the tie rod ends affect your steering when they are stuffed?

I'll keep my eyes on this thread in case someone figures out wth it is!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:29 pm 
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mines a eb 2 done 293.000 runs good but the steering is annoying .my old car ea was doing it we changed the pump and it helped alot but still there a little bit .A friend told me the fluid gets to hot and burns like transmission fluid does .Could this happen/
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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:32 pm 
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this is common with ea to ed mobil 424 is the start dont forget to turn the steering left and right a couple times to remove old fluid from power steering system.

Ford service says the two other solutions are to put an EF High pressure line and an adapter to suit.

The other is Enzed can put a restrictor on the low pressure side.

If this helps, May the Force Be with you...

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:25 am 
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From Mobil's Web site the corect oil for a EA-EF Power steering is

MOBIL ATF or MOBIL ATF 220

For a EF ONLY they have added a comment " If power steering system is noisy, Ford recommend to flush system and refill with MOBILFLUID 424."
This comment is NOT mentioned under EA-ED

All models afer EF use MOBILFLUID 424.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:14 am 
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working at a ford dealer we've changed heaps of EA-ED's over to the mobil 424 and never had a problem...
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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:06 pm 
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working at a ford dealer we've changed heaps of EA-ED's over to the mobil 424 and never had a problem...


I wasn't sugesting there would be a problem, just quoting the site.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:47 pm 
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wasnt trying to say u were :)
just clarifying that it does work
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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:45 pm 
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If its shuddering at low engine speed I reckon it due to the pressure relief spring in the pump itself getting soft. I work on forklifts and when you set the relief too low the ram shudders under load.
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