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Hole in power steering line

Fluid leaking out of metal line

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SOURCE: 2003 Taurus Power Steering Leak

check the pressure switch located on top of the rack and pinion. It will have a wire harness conected to it. It's on the drivers side towards firewal

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: air in power steering lines

trans fluid and p/s fluid same thing thats fine. Did you fill fluid first before starting vehicle? These pumps burn up easily if run dry.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: power steering leak on a 1988 full size bronco

The gear box is a common problem on this model. That would be the place I would start. A cheap, temporary fix is to go to your local parts store and ask for Lucas Power Steering Stop-Leak. It will buy you some time.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering leak

check the lines going into the power steering unit

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

SOURCE: power steering fluid is leaking from the top

I almost got this. Does the fluid level go down ever few days with no leaking hoses,no leaking cooler if you have one and nothing coming out of the steering rack boots. It has to go somewhere. if it just comes out the cap the pump is not pulling it and sending it to the rack so you should not have much in the way of power steering. Did you put a new belt on wrong if posible and turn the pump backwards. Only other possibility is a flow blockage. Pull the return line,disable the ignition and crank engine. You should eventually pump fluid completely through the system and out the return line like it was headed back to the resevoir.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, I will definately try that. I think it is probably flow blockage"

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