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 Post subject: power steering switcth
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:28 pm 
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Hi guys ive got powersteering fluid leaking from the switch big time and was wondering how hard they are to change.ive heard you need to cut up a spanner to make it shorter and easier to get at. What size spanner? It emptys the pump 2-3times a week and also on a cold morning when i start the car the steering is locked up and wont let go until i rev it a bit, does anyone know whats up with that. Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Mine dose this ATM getting it fixed Monday its a 14mm if you go to a bike store and buy a 14mm spanner it will work the spanner can only be about 3 mm thick
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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:35 pm 
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You can get a 14mm open ender and grind the jaws thin enough to get access.

You don't need to go down to 3mm.

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:06 am 
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Just saying 3mm because they all ready make they and that you don't need to grined it it should only cost 11$$
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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:42 am 
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ok guys thanks. ill give it a crack tomoro
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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:13 am 
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If I could make a suggestion , when you replace it bite the bullet and pay the $75.00 for a genuine Ford one . All I hear about the cheap ones on ebay is they are lucky to last 12 months . I replaced the one in my EF for the first time last year after 16 years and 340,000 kilometres .
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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 10:29 am 
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Elwagon91 wrote:
Just saying 3mm because they all ready make they and that you don't need to grined it it should only cost 11$$
Yep, we know, bike spanners are thin.

Be an idea to proof read your stuff as well . . . .

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:07 am 
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I got a cheap supercheap auto 9/16" a/f spanner and cut it in half to make it shorter, did the job fine, the aftermarket ones seem to last alright in my experience, never had a problem with them. I p****d off the power steering pressure switch in my 5 litre EF too and I never had a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:58 pm 
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5 Litres don't have a pressure switch. Unless someone fitted a 6cyl rack.

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering switcth
Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:14 pm 
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I kept my 6cyl rack when I fitted the 5 litre.

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