Power steering, hissing 2003 ZTS - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

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    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-20-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
Pirate Steve
Focus Rookie
 
Pirate Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20934
Location: Oregon
What I Drive: '03 ZTS Centenial

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 Pirate Steve Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question Power steering, hissing 2003 ZTS

I know this is a fairly common problem category so maybe you guys (and ladies) can make a suggestion for trouble shooting.

The problem, hissing while turning left after warm up. Doesn't take much of a turn either, bout 25 degree turn on the wheel?

I had this problem at about 26k and had it looked at by the dealership. They didn't do much but the sound went away. They purged they system and topped it off.

The actual print up is a bit iffy but here it transcribed, word for word.

Hissing noise from steering when turning left MT=extensive R/T for diag. Purge P/S system long test drive to verify cust concern found that after vehicle warmed up & while turning to the left found that there was a hissing noise at near left lock on power steering inspect all line rack vehicle test while not under load found noise still there found possible air in power steering syst. Test by turning lock to lock & watching fluid found slight discolor from poss air vacuum pump to 15 psi & turning wheel from time to time to evac air from syst added fluid retest found ok at this time.

What would you do? Obviously this has to be fixed and the dealership didn't fix it before. By the way, the fluid is at the right level but it is pretty dark, say like chocolate syrup mixed with coffee.

Did I leave anything out?


Pirate Steve is offline  
    Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.


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

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.