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2000 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan

2000 Ford Taurus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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January 11, 2013, 12:00 pm

Taylor W
 

Question: Power Steering

Earlier this week my starter went out on my 2003 Ford Taurus (74,000 miles, V6). I replaced the starter, but ever since then my power steering has been acting up. On the first day it turned fine but made a groaning sound while turning. The next day the steering started to get harder to turn especially at lower speeds. The fluid level is fine but it is foamy after driving and usually spits out the vent hole. Is this simply a bad power steering pump that needs to be replaced? And would me having turned the wheel multiple times while the engine was off to get it in the back of my trailer when it wouldn't start have any thing to do with it. Thanks for your time.


January 18, 2013, 4:22 pm

Ron W
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Probably just coincidence. Rotate the wheels with the engine off shouldn't have hurt the power steering at all.


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