Ford introduced the Taurus in 1986. The return process for the core was simple. This was noticed by my wife in early August 2010. When it begins to fail, you may notice squealing noises or stiff steering. Turn steering wheel from stop to stop while checking for leaks.
The next step is to get the coolant reservoir out of the way. It included o rings for the inlet tube, a reservoir o ring not needed for this application, and a Teflon o ring seal for the high pressure line connection to the pump. With the pulley remover in place the jack screw is turned and the metal button at the end of the jack screw pushes against the power steering pump shaft forcing the pulley off the shaft. We sell wholesale to the public. Vacuum bleeding procedure is recommended for this vehicle. It was suggested that we try changing the fluid to determine if that would resolve the problem without costly diagnostics.
Your pump on the other hand can be aerating the fluid and lost most of it's pumping ability, like a bad heart! It supplies fluid to operate the steering box and returns it, via the hoses, to the power steering pump. It would work some times and then completely fail leaving only manual steering without power assist. The coolant reservoir is being held up with a bungee cord shown on the left side of the image. Steering problem 2002 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic I have a leak somewhere in my power steering, don't know where it's coming from. She said it was getting harder and harder to turn. Raise the hood of the vehicle and locate the power steering pump on the right side of the engine towards the front.
If that is the case, the system is leaking and another part may be at fault. Another possibiltiy is that the fitting or port is the incorrect depth for the hose, therefor it will never get tight. I just need a round a bout estimate, so these shops wont try to rip me off. April 29, 2009 to current I have been in contact with Ford motor company customer relationship center phone number 1. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. It's been a piece of junk since the day I bought it.
Once I tapped the shim into place I was able to remove the high pressure line flare nut. Turn steering wheel from stop to stop several times. If you buy this kind or car, make sure you have aaa too. Today on my way to work the car suddenly accelerated and applying the brakes was a challenge as I almost couldn¿T stop when pulling over for safety. It must be tight before installing the hose.
On one occasion, I had to hold the door and drive. To remove the pump first I needed to remove the serpentine belt. I bought a rebuilt pump from a local auto parts store. Ford Taurus Replacement Power Steering Pump Information Search our online power steering pump catalog and find the lowest priced discount auto parts on the web. Is there any reason for the power steering pump to fail from just disconnecting the pressure hose? While it was off, I made sure it was covered to prevent debris from entering the system. The pump still leaked badly.
Removing the pulley was a quite a work out. Fluid containing air will have a milky appearance. The sound intensified whenever I turned the steering wheel either to the right or left. Hello, I recently replaced my power steering pump, and found that the pressure hose was leaking badly at the pump fitting. Was mechanic checked during failing period with no indication of leaking fluid or cause thereof.
It is just a means to share some of the things I learned while repairing my Mercury Sable and I hope you find the information helpful. I bought a GreatNeck 18mm flare nut wrench from a local auto parts store to remove the power steering pump high pressure line. Dex-Merc is transmission fluid that doubles as power steering fluid in the 2001 Ford Taurus. They tri ed to get the part, but were unable. John also informed me that because this is a covered warranty item and services a rental car would be covered. So I'm pretty sure the power steering pump has failed, even though I installed av new one about six months ago. .
The fitting may also have a valve and spring with it. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. Disconnect and ground ignition coil lead. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the steering lost power without warning indicators.