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Ford expedition eddie bauer 5.4 v8 power sterring problems. new pump and new rack and pinion. all front end is good. why is the power steering still not functioning properly?

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Here are a few options.
1) There is such a thing as a collapsed power steering hose, either the high pressure or the low pressure.
2) Is the belt new? A belt can look new but slip if it is old and hard, and you may not notice it until you are driving the car, and therefore it is "invisible " to you.
3) If one of the ball joints, or one of the tie rod joints is "frozen", the steering can be "bad", and not work easily.
God bless your efforts.

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I own a 1982 Ford Fairmont Futura. 200 6 cyl.80,000.one owner.. Power steering pump was replaced. Same problem, no power steering. Mechanic said rack/pinion,I say I got bad pump... Squeal constantly


A perfect pump will squeal... being improperly forced or
trying to work with a defective rack!

Might be tire to heed the advice of your paid professional...
(in my humble opinion)...

And don't forget those tie-rod ends & ball joints while you are DOWN THERE...!!

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Is there a adjustment on the rack and pinion steering


no... but have you properly checked the inner and outer tie rod ends

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Problem when in the morning I start running my ford expedition eddie bauer 2003 I hear like a snore coming front the whell when I do the first turns, after a few minutes driven minutes The problem ...


Power steering pump could be on the way out but you would most likely see a drop in power steering fluid level.


What sort of temperatures do you have currently? from what you describe it may be related to the air temperature too.

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Power steering pump has gone out,,also believe the rack and pinion will be next to be replaced,,can anyhone instruct me on how to perform these tasks


Hello, Before you give up on the Power Steering pump, check out the bottom steering line that goes from the reservoir to the front of your Expedition. You will see that the fluid line has both metal tubing and rubber hose and it runs through body clips by the frame.

Over time the plastic clips hold water and salt and will eat through the metal line. This can cause pump failure, but it also can cause air to get in the lines and cause the pump to foam the fluid. The foaming reduces the efficiency of the pump. The steering pump comes out after you get everything out of the way. It should be easier than the water pump.

You want to check the line I mentioned first, before removing the pump. While you are doing that, check with your Autoparts store about the Power steering pully if you are buying a remanufacturered pump. Sometimes you need to remove the pulley before taking the pump off. Autozone, Oreilys and Advance have tool loaner programs.

A good repair shop would hook a pressure gauge up to the Power steering lines down at the rack and pinion and measure the working pressure of your pump. Then it would be a question of the rack and pinion failing to move if adequate pressure was provided. You would then know if the rack and pinion was bad. I do not have the specs for the pump available, but you will need to test within a given RPM range.

I hope this helps you. I have seen a lot of people replace pumps only to have the steering line cause the problem. The leak can draw air more than spilling fluid, and most people just automatically top off the reservoir without questioning where the fluid went.

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My 2003 ford focus lost it's power steering, mechanic replaced the rack and pinion thing - lost steering again and now the mechanic says it is the power steering pump. The rack and pinion was replaced...


if the rack and pinion was not leaking or causing problems. then he may of made a wrong move! if the rack was fine before, and you just lost power steering. then it is most likely the power steering pump or the lines that go from rack to the pump. good-day ! if a rack goes bad, you will get a bad steering problem or just bad steering.

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A good shop can replace the Rack & Pinion for $400 to $500 and should include the required front-end alignment. Are you sure it's not one of the hoses.

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How to change inner tie rod ends?


if fluid is flowing out the bellows, you need to replace the steering rack assembly. There is no fluid in the area of the inner tie rod. The seal is just before the tie rod.

Steering Gear
The power rack and pinion steering gear is serviced as a power steering short rack (3L547). The front wheel spindle tie rods (3280) and tie rod ends (3A130) are serviced individually. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • The power rack and pinion steering gear incorporates quick connect fittings for the power steering pressure hose (3A719) and power steering return hose (3A713) that allow the lines to swivel. This is normal and does not indicate loose fittings.
  • If the fittings leak, check to make sure they are tightened to 14-20 Nm (10-14 lb-ft). Do not overtighten.
  • If the leak is not corrected, replace the fitting seals.
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Section 11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Tie Rod End Steering Gear Installed
Removal
  1. Remove and discard cotter pin and nut from worn tie rod end (3A130).
  1. Disconnect tie rod end from front wheel knuckle (3K185), using Tie Rod End Remover TOOL-3290-D or equivalent.
  1. Hold tie rod end with a wrench and loosen tie rod end jam nut.
  1. Note depth to which tie rod end was located by using the jam nut as a marker. Grip tie rod end with a pair of suitable pliers and remove tie rod end from front wheel spindle tie rod (3280).
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11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Steering Gear Removal
  1. Raise vehicle on a twin post hoist and remove wheel and tire assemblies. Refer to Section 00-02 .


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  1. Support vehicle with jackstands under front jack pads.
  1. Remove tie-rod end cotter pins and nuts and remove tie rod ends (3A130) from front wheel knuckle (3K185). Refer to Section 04-01 .
  1. Remove front stabilizer bar (5482). Refer to Section 04-01 .
  1. Disconnect heated oxygen and catalyst monitor sensors.
  1. Support flex pipe.
  1. Remove bolts and disconnect flex pipe from the converter.
  1. Raise dash opening steering column opening weather seal (3513) (secondary) above the steering gear housing (3548).
  1. Remove pinch bolt retaining steering column intermediate shaft coupling (3A525) to power steering gear input shaft and control (3D517) and disconnect the shaft.
  1. Remove nuts from steering gear-to-front subframe retaining bolts. Remove bolts.
  1. Remove rear subframe-to-body retaining bolts.
  1. Lower twin post hoist carefully until rear of subframe (5R003) separates from body, approximately four inches.
  1. Remove heat shield band and fold shield down.
  1. Rotate power rack and pinion steering gear to clear bolts from front subframe (5C145) and pull left to facilitate line fitting removal.
  1. Place a drain pan under vehicle and remove line fittings.
  1. Remove power rack and pinion steering gear through LH wheel well.
  1. Remove and discard the O-rings.
Installation
  1. Install new Teflon® O-rings on line fittings as outlined.
  1. Place steering gear retaining bolts in steering gear housing.
  1. Install power rack and pinion steering gear through LH wheel well.
  1. Install power steering line fittings to power rack and pinion steering gear.
  1. Position power rack and pinion steering gear into front subframe.
  1. Install ******** heat shield.
  1. Install tie-rod ends to front wheel knuckle. Install nuts and new cotter pins. Refer to Section 04-01 .
  1. Install LH front stabilizer bar. Refer to Section 04-01 .
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  1. Raise hoist until rear subframe contacts body.
  1. Install rear subframe to body retaining bolts. Tighten to 113-153 Nm (83-112 lb-ft).
  1. Install exhaust system flex tube to dual converter Y pipe (5F250) and remove flex tube support.
  1. Connect heated oxygen and catalyst monitor sensors.
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