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Old 01-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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has anyone else had issues with their power steering leaking? it's a fairly small leak, and we tried some of that stop leak.

We're gonna take a good look at it this weekend and see if we can find where it's coming from, we were just wondering if anyone else had issues with it or if anyone knew of any recall on the power steering for the '06.

thanks in advance for your help.
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maybe you pulled a hose loose from the power steering pump cooler, its next to the radiator, im not sure of the fitting on the hoses, i know they would be under high pressure so i doubt it would be easy to pull one loose, but its a thought
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on my 08 i had a small leak and it ended up bein alot worse than just a leak... they never told me exactly what it was (under warrenty).... but i know they put a new power steering pump and rack and pinion...
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Stop Leak? in a P.S. pump?

I can't imagine the particals in stop leak being any good for the pump.

Or being any good at stoping any leak other that in a radiator.

Just my opinion, but I would drain the system and get some new fluid in it ASAP!

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Stop Leak? in a P.S. pump?

I can't imagine the particals in stop leak being any good for the pump.

Or being any good at stoping any leak other that in a radiator.

Just my opinion, but I would drain the system and get some new fluid in it ASAP!

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Stop Leak? in a P.S. pump?

I can't imagine the particals in stop leak being any good for the pump.
IIRC power steering stop leak just has an additive that makes the seals swell.
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IIRC power steering stop leak just has an additive that makes the seals swell.

That might be O.K.

I was thinking of radiator stop leak. one type has aluminum filings in it and the other has little particles that are designed to get stuck in a radiator pin-hole.

If it was the type that swells the seals, i've seen that type over-react and turn the seals (and hoses) into sotf goo........

I would really like to see you remove the stop leak (of any kind) and fix it right.

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I agree a nice flush and fill would be best for the time being.
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has anyone else had issues with their power steering leaking? it's a fairly small leak, and we tried some of that stop leak.

We're gonna take a good look at it this weekend and see if we can find where it's coming from, we were just wondering if anyone else had issues with it or if anyone knew of any recall on the power steering for the '06.

thanks in advance for your help.
Guess it would help if I addressed the OP issue in my first post.

There is a TSB on this:

TSB 07-21-3
10/29/07
HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING LINE
SEEPAGE - COLD CLIMATES ONLY (EXCLUDING
HERITAGE F-150) FORD:
2004-2008 F-150 LINCOLN:
2006-2008 Mark LT ISSUE
Some 2004-2008 F-150 (Excluding Heritage F-150) and 2006-2008 Mark LT vehicles may encounter a concern of a power steering fluid seepage from tears in the high pressure line hose material due to prolonged exposure to -20 F (-29 C) and below, specifically climates in areas such as Alaska and Northern Canada. ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition. SERVICE PROCEDURE
A new service only part has been developed which will resolve this concern on vehicles operating in this environment. Use of the part in warmer climates may result in increased incidents of steering shudder.
Remove and replace the power steering line with the service only part listed, following Work Shop Manual, Section 211-02.
NOTE USE OF THIS PART IN WARMER CLIMATES COULD RESULT IN LOW SPEED STEERING SHUDDER AND OTHER NVH RELATED COMPLAINTS. NOTE WHILE REPAIRING THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM, CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREVENT THE ENTRY OF FOREIGN MATERIAL OR FAILURE OF THE POWER STEERING COMPONENTS MAY RESULT.
Parts Block WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT : Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part. OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME

072103A 2005-2008 F150 4.2L: 0.8 Hr.
Replace The Power
Steering Pressure Hose
(Do Not Use With 3719A)

072103A 2005-2008 F150 4.6L: 1.4 Hrs.
Replace The Power
Steering Pressure Hose
(Do Not Use With 3719A)

072103A 2005-2008 F150 1.1 Hrs.
2006-2008 Mark LI 5.4L
3V: Replace The Power
Steering Pressure Hose
(Do Not Use With 3719A)

DEALER CODING
CONDITION
BASIC PART NO. CODE
3A719 D4
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Yes we used the Power Steering Stop Leak.

Thanks Gator for the TSB info, however, I live in Georiga.... we're lucky to see temperatures below freezing.
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