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Power Steering Gone

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by mbrando1994, July 1, 2016.

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    1. mbrando1994

      mbrando1994 Active Member

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      Hi all,

      I was helping someone learn how to drive today and I guess they turned the wheel to lock and held it there for too long. Now when I turn the wheel, the wheel shakes (not the car), there is a noticeable whining and surging noise only when steering, and there is also power steering fluid strewn all over the engine bay. I am assuming this is a failed pump. Would I be correct or could it be something else? Either way I'm worried and need to get it fixed asap!

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      Possibly just blew a hose. The pump won't be far behind.
       
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      So I should replace the hose and the pump? I know how to replace the pump, just not the hose.. how many hoses are there?
       
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      On closer inspection it does appear as if the majority of leak/moisture is central to the pump area. I'm guessing it's the pump and possible a hose. I can't find anywhere how to replace them though.
       

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