Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:04 PM
Whenever you have a seized pump, debris has a nasty habit of going everywhere. Plugging up the steering gear, and quite possibly the p/s cooler as well. If the truck has one. Usually the only problems i have seen with p/s hoses are leaks.
Same type of thing can and does happen with an a/c system. Only a whole lot more expensive. You get an a/c compressor to seize, and debris goes into the accumulator, the orrifice, the condenser, and the evaporator. A really ugly repair.
Now you need to replace the steering gear. And flush out all the p/s fluid. And hopefully, you didn't get any of the old fluid debris lodged and contaminated into the new pump you just installed.
No longer working at dealerships. Government employee. Now i get paid to fix Fords.
ASE master tech
Private Pilot High Performance / Complex Rating.