LST NIGHT WHILE DRIVING THE TARUS- MY POWERING STEERING WOULDNT LET ME TRN OR ANY THING. SO I LIFT THE HOOD AND NOW NONE OF BELTS WOULD TRN.. MAKING A SQUEELING SOUND AND RUNNING ALL MY GAUGES WRONG.. MELTING A BELT AND MAKING EVERYTHING WRONG.. I LOOKED AT THE OLD STEERING PUMP AND ITS NO PROMBLEM WITH IT.. WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD MAKE THESE BELTS FREEZE.. MY WATER PUMP IS ON FROOZE , WHAT IS IT PLEASE SOO I CAN FIX IT
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Re: powering steering maybe - or not........
Something seized up to prevent the belt from turning, it could have been any component that the belt spins: a/c compressor, idler pulley, belt tensioner, and yes your water pump or power steering pump. How do u know the ps. pump is ok? Did u remove the belt and spin the pulley by hand? That would determine what is not working, remove the belt and check all the pulleys for binding, seizure. If the belt isn't spinning, but the car is running, your gauges would go whacky. Let me know what froze up. countrycurt0
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Sounds like your power steering fluid is low. Steering suddenly becomes very hard, then frees up. Did you perhaps hear a whining noise at the time?. Under the hood, find the power steering pump and / or top up bottle, and check the level. Usually a small dip stick is built into the screw top and marked. Use only correct fluid type.
YOU HAVE AIR IN THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM.YOU NEED TO BLEED POWER STEERING PUMP FIRST BEFORE DRIVING VECHICLE.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL ADD MORE POWER STEERING UNTIL REACH FULL COLD MARK..RAISE VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS OFF THE GROUND.START ENGINE LET IT IDLE WHILE TURNING STEERING WHEEL LEFT TO RIGHT NON STOP DONT LOCK OR STOP STEERING WHEEL KEEP TURNING IT SEVERAL TIMES CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID IF LOW ADD UNTIL YOU GET COLD MARK ON DIP STICK DONT OVER FILL POWER STEERING PUMP BLOW A SEAL.IF POWER STEERING FLUID LOOK TAN COLOR SYSTEM FULL OF AIR.TURN OFF IGNITION LET CAR SET FOR A WHILE CHECK FLUID LEVEL.IF STEERING WHEEL FEEL STIFF HARD TURNING DONT DRIVE CAR UNTIL YOU HAVE NORMAL STEERING.IF STILL HAVE AIR IN SYSTEM BLEED SYSTEM UNTIL AIR IS OUT.
Maybe your power steering pump went. if the belt is not wet, but still tries to slip on the power steering pump pulley, the pump is probably starting to seize up. Did you check your power steering fluid? Try to remove the belt from the power steering pump pulley, then turn the pulley by hand to see if the pump is seized
check the tension of the belt driving the power steering pump if not real tight it needs replaced turn wheel all way to left then to right listen for a squeeling noise if squeels then you need new power steering pump
I would almost bet that is does have P/S. To find out, start the engine and while sitting still if you can easily turn the steering wheel from side to side it has power steering. Also you could raise the hood and look and see if you see a power steering pump.
Well, it is easy to test the struts. 1st look for oil deposits around the strut tower. 2nd push on the vehicle's bumper or hood, down with your weight. See how many times the vehicle bounces. It shouldn't bounce more than 1 1/2 times anything more than that might need replaced. As for the gear box...I think you got that right...needs replaced.
I have the same problem with 05 XC90 2.5T.. It seems like there is a problem with the power steering pump. And the only way to fix it is to change the pump. Now i'm trying to use the lucas stop leaking thing as well and will see what happens.
On the Ford Tarus, Yes you have a lot of things to take off and thats everything above the power steering hoses.Just take your time and remember where everything goes. Then put it back in reverse procedure. Believe me there is no threading them hoses in there.