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02-10-2013 10:43 PM
Mile30
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Originally Posted by 05focusST91 View Post
A power steering flush would still be a good idea if it hasnt been done in the last 40k miles
If you go that route let's hope they use dye!
02-10-2013 09:01 PM
clayton89 Just an update, I haven't had the power steering flushed yet but so far all is well I haven't had any problems with the power steering pump again. Thanks for the help on getting it bled and the tips on getting it flushed, that will probably wait till spring when it warms up a little.
01-17-2013 11:58 PM
05focusST91 A power steering flush would still be a good idea if it hasnt been done in the last 40k miles
01-17-2013 11:21 PM
clayton89 Took it to my parents on Tuesday, the trip is a 4 hour round trip. I ended up taking the ZXW to the garage down the road and they couldn't get it to act up like it was doing 2 days prior. I ended up taking the car out and tried to get it to foam over like it did before but I could not get anything to happen.
We assumed that the long trip got the fluid circulating enough to work all the air out, or got warm enough to evaporate any moisture that could have been in there. So we called it "fixed" for the time being. If anything else happens I'll go from there but for the time being the wagon is doing fine.
01-17-2013 12:52 AM
amc49 They self bleed, it's just that if fluid level gets low and pulls air then it will take sitting a time or two to let all the air degas out of the fluid. If continually getting air then the system has sprung an airleak on suction side to suck in air since easier to pull air than fluid..............return line or pump seal issue.
01-15-2013 11:36 PM
sleepyboy Moved to the General Technical chat
01-15-2013 11:20 PM
clayton89 Unfortunately yes I do live in a rust state, but it is going into the local garage to have it looked at. Hopefully something is just loose, I just dont have the space to do it myself.
01-15-2013 11:06 AM
Miller88 Do you live in a rust state? More than likely one of the lines rusted out a bit and is letting the air in.
01-13-2013 06:50 PM
clayton89 Hmm.. That seems like a good start, I'll have to check and do some research
01-13-2013 05:40 PM
Elizabeth The fluid line connection to the power steering pump is flexing at higher throttle and allowing bits of air into the system. Or the power steering pump has a crack in it.
Just a guess but fits the symptoms.
Maybe all you need is to check the connections and tighten them?
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