Power steering fluid level is below the minimum? - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
cityhawk
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Fan#: 38860
Location: Charlotte
What I Drive: Ford focus

Posts: 33
FF Reputation: 1 cityhawk Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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!


cityhawk is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
jrpasmo
Focus Addict
 
jrpasmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2866
Location: Bratislava
What I Drive: 02Focus ZTW, 02Focus SVT

Posts: 1,302
FF Reputation: 5 jrpasmo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
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....
__________________
#4208/4788 Procharged SVT 10PSI : +-270/204 by Focus-Power,
N/A ZTW, 2.2 CRDI AWD Santa Fe MMRacing tuned
jrpasmo is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
penguin
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 21700
Location: Iowa
What I Drive: 2005 Infrared ZXW

Posts: 3,737
FF Reputation: 109 penguin Excellent Standing Memberpenguin Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
> May I add some steeing fluid to reach the line between min and max?

Your Owner's Manual says:

"POWER STEERING FLUID
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
schedules.
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
penguin is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Had a bad power steering leak read plz SVTbedson SVT Performance (2002-2004) 1 04-22-2007 02:26 PM
Can steering fluid leak onto a/c compressor? ammorgan General Technical Chat 7 06-15-2006 10:25 PM
Power steering fluid leaking tunedfocuzx3 General Technical Chat 2 05-14-2005 11:59 PM
power steering fluid Sqeejo1 General Technical Chat 1 03-29-2004 11:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 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. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.