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Power steering drain closely

Can I still drain power steering if my battery is dead?

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Electric unit or manual ? if the later then no problem ,electric unit bit trickier as on the renault they are lower than the rack

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I wouldn't think so since usually power steering is hydraulic. Check the voltage on your battery, it should be above 12 but below 13 volts I believe. If you have no power steering at all, it most likely will be your power steering pump, ouch...

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Battery dead 2 mornings this wk, battery 2 yrs old checked out good, dashboard light says trunk open but not, Could this drain battery or maybe sensor is bad?


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sounds to me you have a faulty power steering unit, if it blown the fuse you must have electric power steering. I suspect your power steering is draining the battery. (internal short in power steering unit) If your battery won't hold or take a charge, replace it. check your alternator as well as that charges the battery.

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Most power steering pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and should be in plain view when the hood is open.The following shows how to remove and replace the power steering pump and might give you a clue if not in plain sight. My dad's 1998 Ford Taurus has it nearly on top, but they could have changed things in the mean time: Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation Power Steering Pump (2V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the alternator.
  5. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  7. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  8. Remove the belt tensioner.
  9. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  10. Remove two retaining nuts from the bracket mounting studs. Remove both mounting studs, and pull off the power steering pump support with the pump attached.
  11. Clamp the pump support bracket in a suitable vise.
  12. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the pump shaft using Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent. Remove the three bolts retaining the power steering pump to the power steering pump support and remove the power steering pump.
To Install:
NOTE: The pulley must be installed within 0.010 in (0.25 mm) flush with the power steering pump shaft.
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  1. Install the power steering pump to the power steering pump support. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft-lb. (25 Nm).
  2. Install the power steering pump pulley using Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent; the pulley face must be flush within 0.010 inch (0.25mm) of the pump shaft.
  3. Install the power steering pump/pump support and torque nuts/bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  4. Install the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
  5. Install the belt tensioner.
  6. Install the idler pulley to the power steering pump support.
  7. Connect the hydraulic pressure and return lines.
  8. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  9. Install the alternator.
  10. Install the accessory drive belt.
  11. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  12. Connect the battery ground cable.
  13. Run the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
Power Steering Pump (4V) and SHO To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Drain and remove the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  5. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump. Disconnect the power steering pump reservoir hose and allow it to drain.
  6. Using Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B, or equivalent, remove the pulley from the power steering pump shaft.
  7. Disconnect the pressure hose from the power steering pump and allow it to drain.
  8. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts and the pump.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts 15–22 ft. lbs. (20–30 Nm).
  2. Connect the pressure hose and secure the clamp.
  3. Using a Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C, or equivalent, install the power steering pump pulley: the pulley face must be flush with the pump shaft or within 0.010 inch (0.25mm).
  4. Connect the power steering pump reservoir hose.
  5. Install the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  6. Install the accessory drive belt.
  7. Fill the power steering reservoir with power steering fluid.
  8. Connect the battery ground cable.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks and proper operation. Bleed the power steering system if needed.
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Battery died, replaced 3,three,111, days later.now Ihave no ing. or starer power


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