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Rob Bowes

Member Since 24 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2013 11:54 PM

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02 Focus Tdci Pas Not Working At Idle

24 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hello all I’m new to the forums and I have a problem with my car that I just cannot fix! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The car is a 2002 Focus 1.8 TDCi. While parking a few weeks ago the power steering suddenly went stiff. If you rev the car above 2000 rpm the power steering assistance comes back on.

I have replaced the power steering pump with one from a scrap yard but to no avail. Next I replaced the steering rack but the problem persists. The fluid is new; it has actually been replaced twice this month.

Somebody has mentioned the steering knuckle on the column becoming stiff through wear. I have also had mention of a filter inside the fluid bottle, and a wire breaking off a sensor in the high pressure fluid line?

There is no air in the system, but the scrap yard replacement pump is noisy while turning the car from lock to lock with the wheels on the ground and the bonnet up.

I’m stuck and running out of money because I got laid off from work before Christmas. Does anybody have any advice!!!