Question about 2006 Ford Five Hundred

1 Answer

How can i fix my power steering

Power steering reservoir won't hold fluid, looks like it's leaking from the bottom of the reservoir or from the front of the engine how can i fix this

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 957 Answers

The reservoir is part of the power steering pump so you will have to replace it and that will solve the problem

Posted on May 16, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: leaking power steering fluid

u might need a power streering pump or a new line i have to replace my line there like 30 but the pump is like 110 its not to bad though

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • 170 Answers

SOURCE: Leakage of Power Steering

It's not the wheel bearing! If your sure it's not brake fluid, but power steering fluid you have a leaking power steering hose. Take a rag and wipe down both hoses, fill the reservoir and with engine running have someone turn the steering wheel all the to the right and then left while you watch for leaks. The hose that comes out of the bottom of the pump is the high pressure hose, and the hose that goes into the reservoir is the low pressure hose. You can buy replacement power steering hoses at a auto parts store or a Ford dealer. I would replace both given the age of your van but you can replace just the leaky one. Use a flare nut wrench or open end wrench and remove the hose(s) from the steering box first and have a container to catch the fluid that wil drain out of the reservoir and hoses. Refill the reservoir and turn the steering wheel back and forth to remove air bubbles (engine running). Check fluid level and check for leaks at the fittings.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

warlock61
  • 659 Answers

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

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"

wracefans24
  • 1985 Answers

SOURCE: On our 2004 Ford Escape, we had power steering

no it sounds like a vacume leak some where,or the IAC,
Idle air control valve

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks, we will investigate your suggestions, appreciate the quick response."

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you bleed the power steering on 2004 escape


CAUTION: If the air is not purged from the power steering system correctly, premature power steering pump failure can result. The condition can occur on pre-delivery vehicles with evidence of aerated fluid or on vehicles that have had steering component repairs.
  1. NOTE: A whine heard from the power steering pump can be caused by air in the system. The power steering purge procedure must be carried out prior to any component repair for which power steering noise complaints are accompanied by evidence of aerated fluid. Remove the power steering fluid reservoir cap. Check the fluid.
  1. Raise the front wheels off the floor. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Tightly insert the stopper of the vacuum pump into the reservoir.
  1. Start the engine.
  1. Install the vacuum pump, apply vacuum and maintain maximum vacuum of 68-85 kPa (20-25 in-Hg).
  1. CAUTION: Do not hold the steering wheel against the stops for more than 3 to 5 seconds at a time. Damage to the power steering pump can occur. Cycle the steering wheel fully from stop to stop 10 times.
  1. Stop the engine.
  1. Release the vacuum and remove the vacuum pump.
  1. CAUTION: Do not overfill the reservoir. Fill the reservoir and install the reservoir cap.
  1. Visually inspect the power steering system for leaks.

Jul 26, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The power steering isn't working. The reservoir was empty and I added power steering fluid and it still very hard to steer


YOU HAVE A RUPTURE PRESSURE LINE IF YOU HAVE NO POWER STEERING FLUID IN THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR.LOCATE LEAK THEN BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM BY ADDING POWER STEERING TO RESERVOIR.DONT OVER FILL BY FULL COLD MARK ON POWER STEERING DIP STICK.ADD FLUID TO RESERVOIR WAIT A 2 MINUTES.CHECK FLUID LEVEL AGAIN.WHEN POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.START ENGINE LET IT RUN FOR 10 SECONDS.THEN TURN OFF ENGINE CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID ADD FLUID IF FLUID LEVEL DROPS. WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS.START ENGINE.NOW TURN STEERING WHEEL GENTLY FROM STOP TO STOP MEANING LEFT TO RIGHT DONT HOLD IN POSITION.LET THE STOP TO STOP BE QUICK.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID AFTER YOU HAVE TURN STEERING WHEEL ABOUT 7 STOP TO STOP.WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING YOU AT HOT MARK ON DIP STICK BLEEDING PROCESS COMPLETE.TURN OFF ENGINE LOWER VECHICLE BACK TO GROUND WAIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES CHECK YOUR FLUID LEVEL.IF FLUID LOOKS LIKE A TAN COLOR.YOUR POWER STEERING SYSTEM FULL OF AIR.TURN OFF VECHICLE LET VECHICLE SET A LONG WHILE TO AIR BUBBLES SETTLE DOWN LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING PUMP FRONT SEAL AND CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING LINES.

Dec 01, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Where does the power steering fluid go in a 1991 chevy caprice classic


POWER STEERING FLUID GOES IN THE POWER STEERING PUMP RESERVOIR WHICH IS PART OF PUMP.POWER STEERING FLUID RESERVOIR SITS IN FRONT OF ENGINE LOOK FOR A RESERVOIR WITH A ROUND COVER THAT READ POWER STEERING FLUID ONLY.REMOVE COVER LOOK AT COVER DIP STICK POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL SHOULD BE AT COLD MARK FOR COLD ENGINE HOT MARK ON DIP STICK WITH A HOT ENGINE.DONT OVER FILL.

Nov 06, 2010 | Chevrolet Caprice Classic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to top up the power stering fluid and need to know what tipe to use 1988 chevy silverado C3500 454 The power steering looks like it is incorperated into the brake booster


power steering is at the front of the engine and runs on the belt. The reservoir cap looks like this:
73b4b95.jpg To top off steering fluid, use standard steering fluid.

The reservoir in front of the brake booster is the brake master cylinder reservoir. To refill, use standard brake fluid. If it the truck is using brake fluid, check for leaks at the back of the master cylinder and at all wheels.

Please let us know if you have more questions.

Sep 25, 2010 | 1988 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

3 Answers

Clear fluid leaking from the front right side of a 2000 vw beetl


Could be brake fluid, so look at the brake fluid resevoir.
Could also be water from the evaporator, from the air conditioner.
Is it oily to the touch?

Mar 04, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Where do you check the power steering fluid? I think mine is leaking if it is reddish in color.


There is a reservoir attached to your power steering pump, which is mounted on the front of your engine. A stick gauge is attached to the reservoir cap when you remove it. Add the proper power steering oil directly into that reservoir if needed. Do not overfill, respect gauge mark.

If it's a power steering fluid leak, most probable it comes from a bad seal of your steering box pitman arm shaft. If it's the case, you can verify it, looking from under the vehicule, the bottom of your gear box will be covered of dirty oil.

However, reddish color fluid leak could also come from the cooling circuit of your automatic transmission or from the pan of your transmission. In conclusion, a visual check by under the vehicule will help to diagnose the origin.
Hope it will help.
Dan

Jan 08, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Power steering pressure switch Dodge Durango 2001. Have code P0551 and looking for this switch to maybe replace it. Many posts saying that if it is leaking it should be replaced.


It's a $10-$15 switch threaded into a power steering pressure hose just below the power steering fluid reservoir on the driver's side of the engine near the front. Look at the reservoir cap, slightly to the right (facing the front of the engine), and down a few inches. Unplug the 2 wire connector, then hold the boss the switch is screwed into with one wrench and turn the switch with another wrench. When it comes loose, plug the opening with a finger so you don't drain all the fluid and quickly screw in the new switch. 5 minute fix, then have someone clear your trouble codes.

Oct 04, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Durango

2 Answers

Cant find reservoir to fill power steering fluid, not where manual says...


the power steering reservoir is under the altnator and idler pully on the bottom near the fire wall...this is by far the stupidest place every to put such a thing!!!!

May 22, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Steering issues


Find the leak and repair it...It is a sealed system, if you are adding large amounts of power steering fluid, it is leaking out somewhere. Hoses, reservoir, steering box, power steering pump are places to check. You should only have to add minimal fluid to the system for the entire year.

The immediate squeal you hear is most probably the unit is out of fluid or has leaked onto the serpentine belt and causing it to slip.
Fix the leak and check your serpentine belt for wear.

Apr 23, 2009 | 2001 GMC Yukon XL

2 Answers

Leakage of Power Steering


Check your wheel bearing. Make sure all is tight and ok

Feb 07, 2009 | 1995 Ford Aerostar

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Ford Five Hundred Logo

113 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...