Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
I accidently put 1/4 cup of water into the power steering reservoir. Do I need to bleed the system? Also, do I need to replace the O rings? I dove it home (about 6 miles) so I know it's already mixed in.
You need to remove the fuel injector fuses so the motor
will not start
Then remove the power steering return hose at the reservoir
& place into a bottle under the truck
You then turn the motor over with the key & yes ,flush out
your mess ,adding new fluid so it doesn't run dry
You use Mercon or Mercon V Fluid to flush & fill
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to drain the power steering, it won't be working fine if u don't correct it now. You must remove one of the hoses, start the vehicle while someone watches the flow of fluid, as soon as it stops draining, turn off the car, reconnect the hose, and fill w/ the proper fluid. To get the air out of the lines, (after refilling to cold mark),start car, turn wheels back and forth several times, recheck level, repeat if necessary countrycurt0
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
SOURCE: 2001 taurus v-6 overheated and
your antifreeze mix wasn't strong enough so the frost plug/s could've busted. raise the vehicule and inspect while an assistant pours water in the radiator to find leak. next, solve all the leaks and all should be good
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
Hello, since you have a Limited it probably has an oil cooler at the bottom front of the vehicle. They are usually hung ahead of the radiator.
The oil cooler is a good access point because it is the lowest point of the system. One of your lines will come from your Reservoir and the other will go to the pump. Check the Reservoir line for leaks as the plastic clips hold moisture and corrode the metal portion of the line. These small air leaks will reduce the efficiency of your pump.
Unless Ford makes a product to clean the pump, I would use the correct fluid and let the pump cycle the fluid out 1 quart at a time. Drain the Reservoir first, let the pump side drain out the cooler line, reconnect, add 1 quart, run vehicle, drain Reservoir, drain pump line, repeat. Probably waste 3 quarts of fresh fluid doing this, 1 quart at a time.
Now I understand if noise is the problem, Lube-guard makes about 8 products and the one for Power steering will reduce noise almost immediately. I have heard it work on a 2004 F150. There are also Quick lube places with pumps for Transmission fluid changes. If you want to try their system, I believe they can use adapters and hook you up.
Posted on Jan 20, 2011
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