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Old 10-18-2002, 08:25 AM
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I have a 1999 ford Taurus and the power steering pump started making noise, I started it up in the morning and the fluid blew out of the reservoir and covered my engine. I changed the pump, ran the engine for about 6 miles( the pump made small noise) (Air in line) parked the car. Net morning started the car and the pump made lots of noise and wouldn’t work properly, checked the fluid and it was down while idling. I added some fluid and it seemed to help then I shut it off and it did the same thing again, blew fluid over the engine (the fluid was hot) does anyone know what might be going on, seems like a stuck relief valve somewhere. Maybe the rack and pinion? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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i dont know whats wrong but let me say this i think that the ford company is doing something wrong in there power steering systems.... i seen it in fords.....
my bros 67 mustang....he threw in a new PS pump...and 6 months later it would make the noise.... P/S fliud filled up.. so he got it rebuild and same thing happens...

my dad had a 94 aerostar ....and when turing you cad hear that noise...and it leaked a little

my frined has a 87 ford mustang and same probelm he says that the PS pump dont leak....

aother friind of mine has a 97 ford explore and that same noise appears and he also says that the p/s pump is full... the car is pretty new..

some guy in my school has like a 95 ford ranger and you can hear him coming down the parking with that PS noise....

so i come to conclude that the power steering systems on Fords are ****ed up..
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Well...I have a 1999 Sable 3.0 DOHC and am in love with the car. Shortly after delivery, the P/S pump began making noise. I put off having it replaced as I didn't want some grease monkey scratching the hell out of my finish with his belt buckle and the fact that FORD does not make warranty repairs with new parts any longer but rebuilt parts. New parts are only available for assembly and not service. You cannot even buy service parts to repair the new pumps (C III). They must be exchanged.

They got away from their rebuilders they used for eons and built their own remanufacturing plants in Tacoland. You see the problem?

Well, anyways, FORD got new management (finally) and I thought that they would go back to the old system because of so many service failures (rule of thumb in dealership-if you sell a rack assembly over the back counter, you had better have a second on the shelf as the first is certain to leak).

Just like my sex life-didn't happen. Old lady still ******in' about the pump noise. I go get one and stick it on. Problem seems to be solved. I drink a cold one and pat myself on the back. About a week ago, I noticed it burped out of the reservoir and here I go. I haven't done anything yet...but I am sure it will be an adventure.

The point is, I will never buy another new FORD product...period! They have forgotten about their customer base and while not actually selling junk, refuse to stand behind vehicle warranty.

If I find the answer to the burping pump, I will post it.
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