What would cause air to get in a line affecting my power steering? Does that mean that there is a leak somewhere?

Asked by May 21, 2015 at 02:32 PM about the 2005 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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What's going on...? Can you elaborate a bit please? Is it 'growling' or something...what makes you say there is air in it. Power steering systems bleed themselves quickly, after a few turns of the wheel

The car is currently at the repair shop, and when I talked to the mechanics today, they said there is air in the line and that's why it's hard for me to turn and there is a whining noise. They said the pump is fine, and they just have to get the air out. But I just wanted to know if air being in the line meant there was a leak. Because they didn't say anything about a leak, and this isn't the first time this has happened. I just want to make sure they fix everything right this time.

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It's probably not air in the system but an issue with the steering rack.

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