why is the power steering in my 2000 ford windstar grey again after i just drained it and filled it up with new clear fluid? wh at could be the problem

Wendra Rook

Asked by Jun 22, 2015 at 10:39 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how do i check what
the problem is?

5 Answers


Sounds like metal shavings. Very fine.could be from pump or from the rack n pion steering.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Agree with bender, one or the other is bad.

Wendra Rook

how do you know which one it is? how do i go about checking them? i want to fix the problem before something worse breaks on this car


Does the pump make any noise?


Remember, when you changed out the fluid, even though you put in new fluid, there was a certain amount left in the lines and steering. Probably normal as that would have caused your clean fluid to get grey.

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