My 200K+ taurus has somewhat dirty and grimy power steering
fluid. I had to cut off the short return hose today and replace with
a short line to get it going. I did not flush it today, buts that's on
the list. Even with a flush, i'll bet there's crud in the system.
So the question is, is there insertable power steering fluid
filters? The logical place would be in the 3/8" return line
right before the pump. What would be the difference between
a fuel line metal can filter and a filter for PS fluid?
I have never seen anyone discuss this before and was curious.
I can get some fuel type can filters cheap. And it would be
a short term deal anyway. Thoughts?
Tell us Daniel, just how much pressure would one expect to find in the
return line? Under most circumstances heat shouldn't be an issue either. I'm
not saying the use of a fuel filter is a good idea, I just wouldn't rule it
out for the reasons you gave.
Just got a mesh PS filter from NAPA for my '87 Aerostar - $2.99 - just
gets stuck inside the return line hose down the opening at the pump
end. They also have a much more expensive magnetic PS filter, if you
want to get really serious.
1993. I changed the hoses complete on my old 90 and don't recall seeing
a filter. Maybe on a SHO? I think the SHO had a cooler . Normal taurus
did not. The lines go directly front he rack up and around the back
side of the motor around the the side of the motor to the pump (3.0)
They were a Pita to change as i recall.
just stick a magnet inside pump can/reservoir.see if it collects
anything.and put a ford fuel injected gas line filter in the return
line for a short time.me.....i just flush em if the oil is really
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