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Replaced power steering pump on 04 Taurus about 3 months ago due to chirping sound. Fixed the chirp and everything went fine until now. Now, when the car is at idle or low RPMs I have little to no power steering assist. At higher RPMs, say 1.5 and higher, The steering is fine. Could it be that I just got a bad pump and need to replace again?

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    lucas_cha847 Feb 14, 2012

    Just as a follow up in case someone else ever runs into this. Yep, replaced the pump today and it works like a charm again.

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Sounds like ur on6 the rite track r & r the pump

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

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SOURCE: 2002 taurus chirps and as it gets louder the

The cam syncro will cause that noise . Listen for the noise near the back of the intake . I have replaced alot of them after someone else replaced the belt and pulleys for the noise. Good luck.

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SOURCE: ruff idle on my 2001 for taurus. At higher rpms it runs fine.

It is most likely you wheel alignment (costs about 20 bucks to have your wheels aligned) or try checking the tire Pressure to make sure they're all even maybe hope this helps

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Your fan belt/ alternator belt is loose.

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SOURCE: serpentine belt makes chirping noise.

When the belts age they dryrot like tires, Twist the belt upside down and bend slightly, You will likely see cracks, Just replace the belt and you should be good to go

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SOURCE: My 2004 Taurus has chirping

YES. Very common problem. The cam sensor driver unit goes bad. (Usually called a "Cam Syncronizer") Squeeks like crazy, causes hard starts, poor fuel mileage, usually destroys the cam sensor itself, and will cause catalytic converter damage if not fixed promptly. (You will find broken, rusted pieces inside the assembly if you take the sensor off of the top)
Complete kits (Made by Dorman) are available at most parts retailers. It will look similar to this:

dttech_10.jpg It should be noted that although this part is relatively easy to replace, it can also be very easy to install it incorrectly. Proper alignment (Syncronization) should be checked using a scan tool after installation.

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