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Can't find the power steering filter on the 3.0 DOHC. Where is it? I'm assuming that is the problem. The steering boots keep blowing off. Everytime i replace one, a different one blows out. it is creating way too much pressure in the system, and the only solution i can think of is that the filter is clogged. Any sugestions?

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No such thing as a power steering filter.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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    The filter is located on the drivers side just inside the wheel well. attached to the frame. Mine cracked just lately, so I went to a junk yard to replace it, since it is rare they fail.When they do fail, it could be a viscosity problem with the fluid you are using....they mostly fail in extreme cold as the fluid tends to thicken.Fords usely use a ford automatic transmission fluid.


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There isn't any.

I read through the instructions on replacing the rack and pinion, filling, air purging, etc. and found no reference to a filter.

Then, I read through the section of my reference manual for the 'power steering pump' and again there was nothing there about a filter.

How can the steering boots blow off if the rack and pinion is sealed correctly?

I think you have a problem with either the rack or the pump. But, there is no filter as far as I know.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010


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