You are here:

Ford Repair/Power Steering

Advertisement


Question
Earlier this week my starter went out on my 2003 Ford Taurus (74,000 miles, V6). I replaced the starter,  but ever since then my power steering has been acting up. On the first day it turned fine but made a groaning sound while turning. The next day the steering started to get harder to turn especially at lower speeds. The fluid level is fine but it is foamy after driving and usually spits out the vent hole. Is this simply a bad power steering pump that needs to be replaced? And would me having turned the wheel multiple times while the engine was off to get it in the back of my trailer when it wouldn't start have any thing to do with it. Thanks for your time.

Answer
turning the steering when the vehicle is off will aerate the system. if you access to a suction type gun or pump, drain the resevoir of the fluid in it and add mercon v ( trani fluid to it ). while idling bring the rpm's up to about 1200 and turn the sterring wheel from lock to lock about 10 times. if this doesn't fix it- then replace the pump

Ford Repair

All Answers


Ask Experts

Volunteer


brian

Expertise

I can help you to answer most vehicle questions dating from 2000 and on. cars and light trucks relating to ford electrical. air conditioning, heating, brakes, steering and almost all driveabilty concrns. I am well versed in the area of Fords new sync/ford and lincoln my touch systems.

Experience

I have worked for Ford for the last 15 years and recently received my master technician status.

Education/Credentials
Ford master tecnician. Ford certified in steering, suspension, brakes, climate control, electrical and driveability concerns. light transission concerns. as well as certifed in Fords new sync/Ford/Lincoln mt Touch systems

Awards and Honors
Ford master technician

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.