Question about 2006 Ford Five Hundred
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
The reservoir is part of the power steering pump so you will have to replace it and that will solve the problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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"
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."
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