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blake09
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May 30, 2015, 5:03 PM

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Recently changed out my power steering pump cause it was shooting fluid out the shaft. But after replaceing the old pump with the new one it acts like it has no power steering what so ever..... Help please


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May 30, 2015, 5:13 PM

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Your new pump could be defective.





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blake09
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May 30, 2015, 5:18 PM

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When I filled it with fluid it pushed some of it out the cap on the reservoir I dunno if that is a indication that the pump is working or not


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May 30, 2015, 5:27 PM

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You could have lots of air in the system. That would cause loss of pressure. How did you fill the system?



If air isn't the case, you wouldn't be the first person to get a defective pump right out of the box. Why I think that is because you stated the old pump was leaking out the front seal. If you had power assist before, even though it was leaking, and you changed the pump out and now it doesn't work, a defective pump is a high possibility.

The only way to really know if the pump is putting out the correct amount of pressure is to screw a power steering pressure gauge tester in, but not everyone has one of those.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on May 30, 2015, 5:28 PM)


blake09
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May 30, 2015, 7:38 PM

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I filled it through the reservoir tank before I started the car also with most installation instructons ive read it says to remove the negative post on the battery which I did not. So I dunno if that has anything to do with it. When I filled it before I started the car it did suck the fluid down in the pump and I had to put more also when I noticed that it was not working as I turned the wheel fluid came out the reservoir tank. Is it possible that I tighted the pressure hose to tight ?


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May 31, 2015, 1:45 AM

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Quote">>When I filled it before I started the car it did suck the fluid down in the pump and I had to put more also when I noticed that it was not working as I turned the wheel fluid came out the reservoir tank.<<"


? Did you leave the cap off for first start up? I think most would spit fluid out if so. 99% you would hoist (I would) front wheels and steer the thing with engine idle, stop to stop and fill again.


I forget but there was one that you needed a trick to bleed out air fast by Ford of this vintage. It still should bleed out with steering it - the load of being on the ground doesn't help till air is out and assist working and potentially harmful IMO.


Battery thing is standard suggestion for most any work just so tools don't short out on something with voltage - I seriously don't think that is causing a problem,


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May 31, 2015, 8:38 AM

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If the fluid is spitting out the reservior when you turn the wheel, the pump can't be working or you have some sort of restriction. If the pump doesn't pull fluid from the reservior when you turn the wheel, the fluid in the rack is going to come up through the reservior. What do you mean you tightened the line too tight? Either this is an installation problem or the pump is a defect. Without being there to see what is going on, kind of hard to give you an exact cause.





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blake09
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May 31, 2015, 11:40 AM

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I filled the pump up before I started the car. Then when I started it the pump sucked the fluid down in the pump. so I put more fluid in to the specific full line. Then I got in the car and started to drive it when I noticed I had no power steering. So I drove back home lifted the hood and noticed there was fluid that had come out of the reservoir tank and it was a pretty good amount. So yesterday day I jacked the car up with both wheels off the ground and turned my wheels to the right and left thinking there was air in the line. I took the cap off the fluid level in the reservoir tank went up and down but nothing came out.


The pressure line that runs to the side of the pump could it be to tight maybe I tightened it to much ?


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May 31, 2015, 12:50 PM

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The pressure line should be tightened to around 48 ft lbs. There is also a teflon seal you have to size and install onto the fitting. I still believe you have a defective pump or there is a problem in the pressure regulator valve inside the pump. You could verify that, but like I stated above you would need a power steering pressure tester.





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