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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:09 pm 
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hey guys i just put my car on ramps 2day because i had a suspicion it was leakin some fluid, hitting the cat n burning, now that i was able to scope it out it seems like im leaking powersteering oil from either one of the hoses near the steering rack joint (all the way down to below the engine is dry) but the drivers side steering rack boot is coated in oil, and it seems to be dripping from that area?

Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem, the car is an eb series 2.

Cheers, Greg

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:45 pm 
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its quite possible its the power steering pressure switch, theyre a quite common place to leak. best bet is to degrease it all and go for a short drive
and then come back and look...
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:28 pm 
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yea it actually looked like it came from the switch cos i unplugged the cable n fluid came out of it. are they easy to replace, also when its running looks like it is dripping off the switch loom

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:31 am 
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xpression wrote:
its quite possible its the power steering pressure switch, theyre a quite common place to leak. best bet is to degrease it all and go for a short drive
and then come back and look...


Well I agree yoiu should wash it down, but its not nessacary that you go for a drive...

Once you washed it, start car, then do a few full lock turns in park. IE - full left - full right - full left - full right - back to middle. If its leaking out the switch, you will see straight away.

If it does not appear to be coming out of the switch then check the Pinion(where steering shaft connects to rack) there is a seal there as well.

Failing that, peal back the drivers side boot(from the rack end), if oil spills out of there(any oil watso ever) then your internal seals have shot throu and will need to replace rack.

The switch is very very common on all i6 Falcons. I have a couple lying around from previous jobs, they are not brand new, ut your welcome to have them, also s**t of o-rings to suit as well. Let me know how you go and if you want them.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:53 pm 
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hey thanks mate :P got a mate at ford to do it while im at work tho cos i dont have time to replace it n i hate the white clowds of smoke that it sends around my car :P pretty sure its the switch tho, n thanks all for your replies, ill let u kno how i go 2moro when its all fixed *crosses fingers*

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:31 pm 
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ok so i replaced the switch, works fine now, no problems at all :D cheers guys

 

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