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2002 ford taurus

Replaced rack and powersteering pump. powersteering fluid continues to vent from the cap to the p/s resevoir after the vehicle is shut off. what causes this Do I have to bleed something? If so how and what? Can't figure this out. Please help

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    The pullies on my 2002 were replaced and the a/c clutch locked up. I got an adaptor to by-pass the a/c and now my power steering is shooting out fluid through the cap when I turn my car off. Any helpful advise.



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Is the fluid foaming ,if so it is getting air ,is the level correct ,checked with engine running

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