Mechanics

REGARDING STEERING PUMP LEAK

2001 Ford Taurus • 143,000 miles

Hi,

I recently bought a Ford Taurus 2001 Model and I showed it to a mechanic. The mechanic did a checkup and he was not so helpful. He said that there is a leak in the power Steering pump. Can you let me know if this is a major problem and had to be repaired immediately.

Thanks
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Nashrulez
July 18, 2013.



It really matters how bad the leak is. If it is minimal, you could most likely drive it for a short period of time. If it is a bad leak, it will need fixed ASAP. I will tell you that Ford had a lot of issues with power steering pumps going bad. Usually, they whine.

Thank you so much for your prompt response. I need this car only for six months after which I will buy a brand new one. How much normally a mechanic charge for this kind of trouble and also the cost of the replacement. Can you give me a rough idea.

Thanks once again

Tiny
Nashrulez
Jul 18, 2013.
A remanufactured pump is about 150.00 and it should take about an hours labor.