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Fusion Steering Rack

27 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

Hi all, hoping to shed some light on this. Wanting to know if the fusion has the same power steering rack as the Fiesta of same year. It's a 2004 tdci, and prices seem to vary wildly (up to, apparently, £900 from a Ford dealer  :huh:  ) That's the next job after todays service (oil, air, fuel filter, oil). Bit of a pig to get at the fuel filter but taking the airbox off helped. With regards the rack it was an advisory last year and needs topping up every couple of months or so. Will try some of that stop leak stuff for power steering, but also figure if the car will be kept for any length of time best do it and get it out of the way.


Is it straightforward or need special Ford part 87875(&6765)5$£%^& and hands the size of a 2 year old, with the dexterity of a lizard?

Ford Fusion Wishbone

23 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hi all, joined up to pick a few brains (and may need to do the same again with father in laws c-max). Wife has a 04 Fusion that snapped a coil spring on the drive yesterday. The drivers side one went last year, so I suppose they've lasted a while, even though the car is only 50k miles.


Anyway, after much trouble (rusted bolts) got the suspension strut off but figured I needed to split the wishbone balljoint from the hub. I was careful not to split the bush but it wouldn't budge, and Haynes manuals are written for cars straight from the manufacturer I suspect (no muck or rust) sodespite my best efforts not to, the bush got a nick in it. After that I used as much brute force as I could muster to get the damned thing separated, and it was a real chore.


So - wishbone replacement as the balljoints are riveted in, but German Swedish French (GSF) sell a ball joint for the wishbone which suggests I could grind the rivets off and bolt the ball joint on. Or is it just easier to replace the wishbone with everything else off?


Also does anyone have a parts diagram of the suspension setup with part numbers? I use ETKA/ELSAWIN for my Seat Leon not sure if there is an equivalent for the ford. Need the part numbers of the pinch bolt (think it's a 17mm) for the strut at the top of the hub (which nearly rounded thanks to rust/crud) and the pinch bolt at the bottom of the hub which has a torx pattern on one end (also rusted, and a swine to get out. Had to hammer the thing out whilst the Haynes said 'slide the bolt out'. Yeah right...)


Thanks for any help


Cheers, Paul