Question about 2004 Ford Escape
First we changed pump, 3times,then we put on a new rack ,thats when the hard steering started
Since the rack was replaced and it works initially you may have air in the lines. Try this: While in park remove the filler cap. Start vehicle and turn the steering wheel all the way I'm both directions several times. Replace the cap. If the problem persists, you may need to bleed the lines.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: power steering rack leaking
If it's coming from the rack, check the rubber boots from the rack to the inner tie rods, and if they are soaked with fluid, you will need a new rack, or keep adding fluid to the pump as needed.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008
SOURCE: steers hard when turning around
try lucas power steering stop-leak. drain some of the fuild and then pour that in. it is for surging rack & pinions, not just for leaks. if that doesn't work then you may have a defective rebuilt rack.
check power steering pump pressure, might be weak.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
check fluid level and turn wheel side to side if you look at the resovoir you will see the fluid bubbling. easier to do this with front wheeels off floor.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
WARNING BEFORE DOING THIS PROCEDURE BECARE IF YOU HAVE LONG SLEEVES - JEWRELY- LONG HAIR- KEEP IT AWAY FROM DRIVE BELT. YOU NEED TO BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM.WITH FRONT WHEELS IN THE STRAIGHT AHEAD POSITION.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID.IF LOW ADD FLUID UNTIL FLUID REACHES COLD MARK ON THE DIP STICK.START ENGINE RUN IT FAST IDLE.THEN CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID AGAIN.PUT POWER STEERING PUMP COVER CAP BACK ON.WITH ENGINE RUNNING TURN STEERING WHEEL SIDE TO SIDE.WITHOUT HITTING A STOP.THIS WILL WORK AIR OUT OF SYSTEM.KEEP THE RESERVOIR FULL OF FLUID AS THIS IS DONE.WHEN THE AIR IS OUT OF SYSTEM.RETURN THE WHEELS TO THE STRAIGHT AHEAD POSITION.LEAVE VECHICLE RUNNING FOR SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE SHUTTING OFF VECHICLE.ROAD TEST VECHICLE.MAKE SURE IT FUNCTION CORRECTLY FREE FROM NOISES.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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