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Old 03-21-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Steering leaking I think

Hello,

I was under my car this weekend and it looked like there was a lot of oil or power steering fluid on the drivers side of the steering rack ( I think that's what it's called). What typically leaks first on these? Or what do I need to replace? It's a focus SVT and I have pictures attached, thanks


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Check to make sure the drain and fill plugs in the trans are tight ...
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IF the rack is leaking you can order rebuilt from rockauto 230. Just replaced mine. Whats your mileage.
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Get a look at the top to see if the seepage starts at the hose connections.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:42 AM   #5
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Check to make sure the drain and fill plugs in the trans are tight ...

Will do thanks! that would be an easy fix!


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IF the rack is leaking you can order rebuilt from rockauto 230. Just replaced mine. Whats your mileage.

Gotcha, yeah I saw ford sold this assembly for 260, i'm guessing it's identical to the one from rock auto since it's motorcraft at rock auto http://parts.autonationfordwhitebear...d/2m5z3504aarm.

Mileage is a little over 100k. Any nice how to's for replacement ? Looks like quite a few parts need to come out ? Thanks


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Get a look at the top to see if the seepage starts at the hose connections.

Will do thanks, are those for the power steering fluid I'm guessing? it looks like there are metal line connections with threads (PS Fluid?) and then the plastic/rubber connections (vaccum lines?) Hoping if I can just replace those instead of the entire assembly


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In my view more like misting of fluid over long time period that may be harmless unless you are losing fluid. I wouldn't touch a thing until you find a live leak like sailor said, look where the lines go into the rack.

Start watching your power steering fluid level, if leaking it will show.
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