Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
The fluid is a little low but I can see it at the base of the resevoir neck.
I just had an oil change a month ago and they supposedly topped it off then. I also had a serpentine belt and tensioner replaced at that time.
I read that you should only use specific power steering fluid and mixing brands may not be good for power steering pumps. I don't know what might have been used at the oil change facility.
The car has 114,000 miles and is in good mechanical shape otherwise.
Does a groaning noise mean the pump needs to be replaced?
Is there some other less expensive thing to try.
Make sure it is full of power steering fluid. Fords use generic power steering fluid you can buy at any parts store.Or you can try a power steering additive like Lucus and it may help as a last resort to replacing the pump .
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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