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Ford focus tdi w reg power steering rack

Changed power steering rack but now steering is hard do u have to bleed it and how

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Check fluid level and turn wheel side to side if you look at the resovoir you will see the fluid bubbling. easier to do this with front wheeels off floor.

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If you go to a dealer,which is not necessary, a $1000 would be cheap

I would go to a local shop and expect about $700.

Need to flush entire system, and install a filter on cooler return line, or you have no warrantee on new rack

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