Tuesday, November 14, 2006

1996 Ford Taurus ps pump shooting oil as soon as the car is started: No codes


My sister's 1996 Ford Taurus has a weird problem: the power steering pump shoots oil as soon as the engine is started. We installed a new power steering pump and the same thing happened. How do you fix this?

ATS Adviser:

This car's steering system uses a rack and pinion and most likely, it is shot and not allowing the oil to pass through. When that happens, oil pressure builds up in the ps pump and is forced to release it on the pump itself. This is what you are seeing during the release. To fix, replace your rack and pinion.

ATS Tip:

Make sure to flush the entire steering system after the rack and pinion is replaced.


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