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Power Steering Pump Leak

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Morning!

I have a power steering leak, I've been told its from the pump and needs to be replaced! However they have said the pipes also need to replaced as they are cut off in the process! Im aware they need a new union nut as they are single use, but is this correct the pipes also need fixing! been quoted £300!!!!

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Also on looking online it says it always seems to be the pipe that fails not the pump! this true?

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1 hour ago, cbirchy87 said:

Also on looking online it says it always seems to be the pipe that fails not the pump! this true?

That's my experience as well.

I had the pump out and all the bottom pipes as well only to find that the leak was from the rubber pipe connecting the power steering fluid reservoir to the inlet on the pump body.

Well at least I had only myself to blame.

ScaniaPBman.

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you need to clean it all up and see where the fluid starts coming out from

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Commonly on a Focus. The pipe is normally what has the issue of splitting. 

Ford made a revised part which the easiest way to tell if you have the newer model is if you focus has a front power steering cooler, then you have old pipe. 

Fords revised part just goes from the power steering rack to the pump. 

There is another pipe which goes to the bottle with oil to the pump. This normally only has issues if it been rubbing up against the engine. 

But if you have the electric pump this does not apply. 

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My pump is cam driven. How can what does the cooler look like? so i can see if i can spot it?

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It looks like a skinny pipe at front of car. Just in front of radiator. 

 

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