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Uplands5

Member Since 16 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2012 03:36 PM
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In Topic: Power Steering

13 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

There is a filter in the pas reservoir which blocks and causes the whining noise. Most of the time u can just replace the bottle and flush the system to fix it, but if the pump has been starved of fluid it can cause it to fail.


This sounds feasible, it's a shame not all Ford Dealers are aware of this. Mine is still okay after 2000 miles. Hopefully this post will help other S-Max owners.

In Topic: Power Steering

22 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

Fingers crossed for us both!

In Topic: Power Steering

16 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

Not sure what you did, but I've had Power Steering troubles with my 08 SMAX and had a new pump under warranty last year, then after a few months (out of Warranty) strated whining again, one garage advised Power Steering Rack and took it to another who changed the Power Steering Reservoir and flushed.

Hopefully sorted for good, but will keep you posted!


In Topic: Power Steering - We Think?

16 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

Not sure what you did, but I've had Power Steering troubles and one garage advised Power Steering Rack and took it to another who changed the Power Steering Reservior.

Hopefully sorted for good, but will keep you posted!

In Topic: S-Max Changing Rear Brake Pads

16 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for this great post, garage suggest rear pads are at 30% and discs need changing, will give it ago myself before the MOT in July. I did my wife's Focus fronts a couple of months ago so should be similar except for the handbrake cable.