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Old 10-07-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Power steering fluid level is below the minimum?

2000 Ford Focus. One year ago the garage did power steering fluid flush. Currently the power steering fluid level is below the minimum for ~1.5cm. It seems that it is not leaking.

What's the problem? May I add some steeing fluid to reach the line between min and max? Thanks for your help!

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it can leak a little...shaft seal, high preassure line....put your hand under PS pump (touch it there) if there is any sign of fluid....high pressure line has a small seal which can be replaced....
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> May I add some steeing fluid to reach the line between min and max?

Your Owner's Manual says:

Check the fluid. Refer to the
scheduled maintenance
information for service
maintenance schedules.
1. Start the engine and let it run
until it reaches normal operating
2. Turn the steering wheel left and
right several times.
3. Turn the engine off.
4. Check the fluid level.
5. If the fluid is below the MIN line,
add fluid in small amounts until it
reaches the correct level (between
the MIN and MAX lines).
Use only MERCON ATF.

Seriously, the first thing to do is to check the owner's manual.

If you do not have the owner's manual, you can download one for free from http://www.fleet.ford.com
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