Power Steering issues after replacing pump.

Asked by Dec 30, 2014 at 08:19 PM about the 1998 Ford Taurus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just had a Power Steering Pump (system bled and fluid filter) replaced on my Taurus.  Worked great but had a minor noise issue, which I had read as related to this particular pump.  Then out of the blue, I just lost all power steering.  Checked the Reservoir and the fluid levels were way down.  Filled it again, and within 2 day lost power steering again.  So today, I checked it and started driving.  At 37 miles starting it feeling tight, by 45 miles it lost all power steering.  I park it on a cement driveway, with not a single drop of fluid anywhere.  Anyone have any idea, as to what the issue might be.

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Fill it up again.....Leave the cap off..... Crank her up....Turn the wheels all the way to the left and right a couple times then check the fluid again....Replace cap move car to a area that the ground is not saturated with power steering fluid and check for leaks....All lines tight and in their proper places?

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You may have had an air lock from not bleeding the pump when you replaced it.

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Yep that fixed the problem! Thanks for sharing you knowledge!!!

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