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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:47 pm 
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WTF is going on here! the other day p/s starts makin bad noises so wen i get home i check it out, bloody thing is bone dry dunno how it didnt sieze up! anyways pus fluid in it and all was fine till the nxt day when i checked it again and it had lost about half the fluid!

im lost as to where its all going because there is no visible leaks under the car or on the hoses from the pump so where ca all this p/s fluid be going??

any suggestions etc much appreciated!

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:42 pm 
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mine leaked from the front of the pump

other than that no idea

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:43 pm 
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could be leaking when under load
ie while turning the wheels while driving, and the fluid spits out under load all of the rd hence no visible leaks.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:46 pm 
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That's freaky cause mine started doing it as well exactly the same thing too but haven't had a cahnce to look yet.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:44 pm 
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Yeah its wierd i cant figure it out! will try and c if i can find any leaks while turning the wheel from lock to lock, see if that does anything.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:55 pm 
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check all the pipes,,my xf used to use a litre of psf every couple of days

we checked the pipes with the motor running and found fluid pissing out a very small hole,,

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:31 pm 
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Checked the car today and the fluid seemed to be coming out of an electrial plug that goes into the Steering Rack, I assume it's a sensor of some kind, wonder if it's a pressure sensor and a seal has gone anyways taking to garage on Monday cause I don't know how to fix it.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:16 pm 
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yer thats the power steering swicth
used when at idle and u turn the whell the ecu ups the engine speed

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:27 pm 
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to fix the power steering switch (little blue switch on the rack) will probably cost you about $70 from memory, sounds like the problem to me
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:05 pm 
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Thanks guys but is there a way to fix it yourself, my old man has an EF workbook somewhere but since they moved they can't find it in all the mess.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:27 pm 
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cant see it being to hard
remove siwtch and put new one in?

not sure how they fit most [rolly srew in or something u hace to have a look see

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:16 am 
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I just did mine today, mine started leaking too. Switch cost me $49,95 from repco (ford wanted $68) and you unplug the switch, use a 15mm spanner to remove the old one, clean up the hole and put the new one in. Took me about 5 minutes to do the job, about 20 minutes to figure out the best position to take it off.......

Tried from under the car, but found the best place was me actually kneeling on the rocker cover :lol:

I have the ford emblem embedded in my left knee at the moment from the raised lettering. :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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