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Old 10-17-2003, 06:06 PM
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2003 taurus power steering

I recently installed a new power steering pump and lines in a 2003 ford taurus. I'm having problems removing air from the system, and every time I turn the car off it shoots fluid across the shop from the fill cap!! Any suggestions?
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Old 10-17-2003, 06:42 PM
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HAve you tried starting the car and turning it from left to right all the way and bumping it when it reaches the end of travel several times? That the only way I know of gitting it out.
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The following is a quote by 1fatcat. I did this the other day and it works very well.

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By the way, ATF (automatic transmission fluid) will cure that anoying whine that Ford P/S systems are so well known for. You will need to drain the system and fill with ATF, run for 10 minutes, then drain and fill again with ATF.

TIP: After the last fill with ATF, jack up the front end and manualy move the wheels from lock to lock with the engine off, then refill the resivior with ATF and start the engine WITH THE FRONT WHEELS STILL OFF THE GROUND! Turn the wheel from lock to lock a few times and recheck the fluid.

Top off the P/S with ATF, lower the car to the ground and you are done...nice and quiet!
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An 03 taurus huh? They require a special bleed procedure where you have to apply a vaccum to the resivor for some time and do some other stuff. I cannot recall the actual procedure, but I can tell you that you need to fallow it to get all the air out. You'r going to need a ford shop to do it, or buy a ford shop manual...I'm thinking chilton and others won't be up to date with this procedure yet? I know mitchell will be up to date as that is where I found this procedure the first time I had your same problem...I no longer have access to the mitchell5 information.

Sorry I couldn't tell you more.
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