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#1 Caitlin86



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hi I am new to the site. On Saturday I stupidly drove over a block of ice on the road, then around 5 minutes later my wheel wouldnt turn and there was a loud creeking sound. I managed to pull over and checked there was NO power steering fluid. Obviously the ice has caused damage (maybe a leak). I got more power steering fluid in and managed to drive it to the garage but as I got to the garage the steering was getting heavy again. Unfortunatly the garage was closing so he couldn't look at it until tomorrow. Anyone any idea what I have done and what cost I am looking at.

Thanks C

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#2 Stoney871


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

You've either damaged a pipe or popped a seal on the steering rack.
It should be relatively easy to find where the fluid is coming from.

#3 fordpartsman


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

my advice is wait to see what the garage says, you will very much be scaremongering yourself, and coming up with the worst possible solution, i would just see what they say, after all, its not going to be a new engine or alike

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