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Power steering went out on a 2008 ford escape. How do I fix it?

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2008 escape power steering just went out. Need to know how/ what to get to fix it cheaper then ford dealership. They say I need a steering column

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

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Was it properly mantained? Was the pump running quiet? Are there leaks at the steering rack? They'll usually leak before they fail. The pump's cheaper and easier to replace-start there.

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  • fryman_david Nov 04, 2010

    Thanks for trying to help, hydraulic power steering is easy. The Ford escape has electric power steering, no pump, pulleys or fluid.

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    keenan fortner Jan 08, 2014

    fryman_david.......okay so do you know how to check the electrical part for the power steering?

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    roxanne mortimore May 01, 2014

    my power steering is electric,,i have to shut my vehicle off and restart to correct...how do I resolve this

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A few things to check first.
Open your hood and locate the belt that should be connected to pulleys. If missing or damaged you will need to replace the belt. Most important this belt also drives many other components of the car.

The next thing to check is the power steering reservoir. Located as shown in the picture. If there is now fluid in this reservoir than you will need to fill it with power steering fluid. (you can buy this at walmart or any auto parts store)

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There is a possibility that if all these things check out ok that the power steering pump has gone bad. Also if you replace the power steering fluid and it leaks runs out again you have a leak somewhere and would need to have a mechanic shop to help locate it.

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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  • Dustin Fullmer Nov 03, 2010

    ***Also if you replace the power steering fluid and it runs out again, you have a leak somewhere and would need to have a mechanic shop look at it to help locate it.

  • fryman_david Nov 04, 2010

    Well, thanks for trying but the Escape has Electric assisted power steering. No power steering pump, fluid or pulleys.

  • gearhead906 Nov 22, 2010

    that is the brake master cylinder for BRAKE FLUID!!! the power steering fluid resevoir is on the inside right fender (not even in your pic)

  • Josh Hanke Sep 17, 2011

    No dude.....just....no. Thats the BRAKE fluid reservoir. In this '08, it has electric assist P/S.

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    Matt Sullivan Dec 23, 2014

    Do NOT put power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder ! Unless you feel like replacing everything in the braking system

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Tighten it.

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