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#16 GSM

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

Some crazy prices on this thread for power steering pipe replacements...

What pipe was it that bust on yours? I had a pipe burst a few months ago - it was the reservoir to pump pipe that burst on mine, but obviously you need to replace both pipes and not just one when you change them (you can't buy them individually, they come as a pair, and the custom union joint into the power steering pump means that you can't remove only the defective pipe, you have to remove both simultaneously). It only cost me around £65 for the replacement pipe and I fitted it with help from my old man in about 40 minutes. No specialist tools required, no real need to take the car apart (took a headlight out, that's it, although it's fiddly work that could be slightly less fiddly if you took more of the car apart).

The most difficult part was getting the old pipes out of the custom union joints that Ford put on them as a sure-fire way to make money.

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#17 ACFocus

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

Hello,

I've been having problems with my 2006 1.6 LX Auto Focus - there's a leak somewhere in the power steering system but the car has been in and out of my local garage and they can't seem to find the leak anywhere!

Is it possible for the leak to be very hard to spot? I think I may need to take it to a main dealer or independent dealer but I'm a little worried about the potential costs! :-S

Thanks in advance :)

#18 stef123

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

Hello,

I've been having problems with my 2006 1.6 LX Auto Focus - there's a leak somewhere in the power steering system but the car has been in and out of my local garage and they can't seem to find the leak anywhere!

Is it possible for the leak to be very hard to spot? I think I may need to take it to a main dealer or independent dealer but I'm a little worried about the potential costs! :-S

Thanks in advance :)


how much fluid is it loosing? with something like power steering i cant see how it would be hard to spot tbh


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