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I have a 2001 ford focus lx & its leaking on the bottom side of an electrical plug that goes to the power steering pump,neither of the metal lines are leaking just a steady stream from the plug & the fluid runs out within minutes.it hasnt been whinning until the fluid runs out do i need to replace the whole pump or could it b the plug & what would that plug b called
Hey Mike ok I'm pretty sure your looking at the pressure sensor switch and no you can just get that switch and replace it take it out and bring it to an auto parts store to make sure it's matched up to what you have spray out the connector with electronic contact cleaner or brake parts cleaner alcohol will do and clean the inside pump threads with just a rag with alcohol and let dry if the switch is bare plugged put silicone sealer or Teflon tape to seal the threads and your done but you must jack up the vehicle on both sides and put the steering fluid in and with the top off turn the steering wheel back n forth only from 10 o'clock -2 o'clock until the air bleeds out of the pump otherwise you will blow the seals in the power steering pump or the rack n pinion so just back N forth a little bit (DO NOT TURN THE WHEEL TO THE STOPS BLOWN UNITS WILL OCCUR) THEN SHUT OFF THE ENGINE WAIT TILL FOAMING BUBBLES HAVE STOPPED CHECK THE FLUID LEVEL AND ADD AS NEEDED THEN AGAIN SAME THING UNTIL THE FLUID IS AT THE FULL LINE WITH NO FOAM THEN CAP IT AND TAKE IT OFF THE STANDS THEN IN 10 MINUTES CHECK IT AGAIN AND ADD AS NEEDED NOW THERE SHOULD BE NO AIR IN THE SYSTEM and the level should be at the fill line as close as you can get it a little either way will be ok but try to get it at the line good luck Mike if you have time go to rockauto.Com
and look up your vehicle and then the switch and the plug so you can see them and if no rush you can order it from them they are the cheapest or a parts store where you are for immediate repair if needed depending on where you are the switch should be about $35.00 -$40.00 rock auto is from $20.79 -$34.79 + shipping auto zone is $38.49- $52.49 but thats for nyc where you are could be more/less so look them up at each site to match it up and others and balance it out for your needs ok good luck stephen
Ford Focus Cars...
on Aug 22, 2019
Ford focus automatic gear stick is very stiff, what caused it?
Bit late but thought I'd add my two cents, I've got a 2007 f/focus auto, my shifter became extremely hard to shift the other day, I continued driving to work and left it for day hoping it would come right. Anyway, finished work and shifter was still stiff, on my way back home had my hand resting on lever and i felt the plastic on the stick wasn't up properly and was sitting in the hole for the stick, needless to say problem fixed, hope others benefit from this post as I myself was about to dismantle the transmission!!
Ford Focus Cars...
on Jun 18, 2019
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