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Old 08-28-2010, 04:33 PM
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power steering pressure line leaking???

Just replaced the power steering rack in my 2000 ford windstar.
The pressure line very quickly began to leak....bad.
I used the teflon seals that came with the new rack, heated them up per
the directions, and stretched them over the pressure and return fittings.

The pressure line wiggles even though it is really cranked down tight.
I went to Ford to get oem seals. Ford gave me two sizes??? but the send
and return are the same size. Am i missing something?? Should there be
two seals per fitting? Do I have a faulty lines?

This is making me nuts!
I need help Ford guys
Thanks
Brian

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:00 PM
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you CRANKED down that fitting to tight and created the leak. fitting will swivel when tightened the correct way.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:19 AM
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i did not crank down the fitting too tight. the threads on the rebuilt unit were damaged. but i sealed it all with teflon tape and thread sealer. rack is working fine now. beware of cheap and especially rebuilt parts.

Thanks for the reply though!
I posted another topic on this that chronicles all I went through with this
rebuilt rack. What a pain!

brian
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