Power steering fluid overflowing


Asked by Justin Feb 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My power steering fluid is coming out of my
reservoir until it is just about empty. Does
anyone know why. Or how to bleed the air
out of the system. I just put a brand new
power steering pump on the car.

7 Answers


Did this fix your problem? My 01 Ford Taurus is doing the same exact thing. The pump needs changed but I'm worried it may be another problem forcing the fluids out.

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Yes it did fix the problem. The pumps are pretty easy to replace.

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You're damn good had a hell of a time that fixed it right away thank you very much

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Ran the post to post with cover removed ...... still foaming. Ran within old cover which had tab broken off ..... cap did not blow off and foam still there. Suspect cover is loose enough to relieve air pressure.

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Power steering fluid is coming back out the reservoir it has been bleed the system and it a new pump

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Buy a Chevy and junk the Ford. This is a notorious problem with Ford Motor products. I have done a dozen power steering units with the same issue. Best thing to do is completely go through the power steering system. New rack and pinion, new pump, new lines. Otherwise your taking a chance of getting metal shavings back in the systems. Ford junk. Chevy, "LIKE A ROCK"! Never had this issue with my Chevy's. Each of my suburban had 300,000 miles plus. Never replaced a power steering pump. That's because it's built right!

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On a calm clear night you can hear a Chevy rust away pretty fast wouldn't have 1

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