778 London Road, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6BE
PROTECT THE INSTALLATION AND WARRANTY OF ALL POWER STEERING UNITS
Flush the system
Refer to owners manual or manufacturer's specifications to determine the proper fluid to be used in the power steering system and the rack and pinion unit. Use only recommended fluids.Other steering components may retain residue from the old system and contaminate the new rack immediately, possibly voiding the warranty. If in doubt fit a inline filter to the return hose (low pressure pipe).A leading cause of malfunctioning units is hose residue in the system. Hoses don't just "up and break". They deteriorate - they rot - they break away - they slough off bits and pieces of rubber residue, passing them into the system to plug up or gum up the valves and orifices in the Rack and Pinion unit.
Check all power steering hoses
Since they deteriorate from the "inside-out," it is sometimes hard to tell if they are failing just by looking. If the hoses feel stiff, hard or spongy - replace all hoses in the system. Here's why: The hoses are all made from similar compounds. If one hose is in poor condition or rotten, it is a sure sign that they all are ready to be replace
How to flush a system
NOTE: Some Ford pumps are difficult to bleed all the air out of and the result is a "growling" type of noise. Make sure all fittings are airtight by loosening slightly and re-tightening.
TROUBLESHOOTING POWER STEERING SYSTEMS
Leaking hoses and seals
TIGHT / LOOSE STEERING / VALVE ASSEMBLY OUT OF HYDRAYLIC BALANCE
VEER OR WANDERER
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