Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat > Power Steering Issues

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Power Steering Issues Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-18-2013 12:38 PM
elsolo You want the specific pressure hose from Ford or equivalent. Check Rockauto.com. I remember a thread not too long ago here where a member made a braided stainless power steering hose, it should have worked fine but there was no steering assist at low speed.

The pressure switch is on that hose, but a separate part number.
There is also an O-ring you'll need for the fitting end.

The supply hose could go generic, but with all the weird bends in the hose, I would go Ford or OEM equivalent. That hose has no pressure, just a gravity drain to the pump inlet.
01-18-2013 11:30 AM
hamiltonfighter
update

After looking at diagrams I have concluded the leak is either coming from the fluid supply hose or the pressure switch. I'll watch it some more and pin point where it's coming out at. I'm having trouble find this section of the hose listed for sale anywhere. Do people just buy generic hoses with similar shape, or should I get this at the stealership?

I had a longer trip last night so I was able to tell the belt was indeed slipping and causing the dimming of the power. After I get the power steering leak fixed I'll look into changing the belt.
01-17-2013 04:58 PM
hamiltonfighter
Quote:
Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
Regarding the dimming lights, does it happen only at idle?
Does the idle speed seem a bit low when it happens?
Does it primarily happen while turning the wheel at idle speed?
Happened at 3K while going down the highway at 70mph. I was wondering if it might be the belt slipping because of the power steering fluid leaking onto it.
01-17-2013 11:42 AM
elsolo Sounds like two issues there.
Replace the leaking hose assembly.

Regarding the dimming lights, does it happen only at idle?
Does the idle speed seem a bit low when it happens?
Does it primarily happen while turning the wheel at idle speed?
01-17-2013 09:47 AM
ZXthrizzle05 Its most likely coming from the hose fittings that goes into the pump itself.. mine did this and instead of getting a replacement line I just made a custom line that runs from the hard line by the transmission and routed it underneath the radiator. Being boosted the last thing I wanted was hot ps fluid getting cycled through the rack and burning that up. It looks to me you need a replacement line. U can buy a replacement little metal fitting but its hydraulicly attached. The easiest way is to just replace the whole line assembly like I did or from the rack to the pump
01-17-2013 09:35 AM
hamiltonfighter
Power Steering Issues

I first noticed a puddle under my car near the front passenger side of the engine. The leak looks like it is coming from under the hose that is covered by a heat shield.

The dash lights are also starting to dim. Iíve never had to deal with powering steering issues before. In the past, lights dimming meant there was an issue with the alternator.

Any suggestions?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.