2001 FORD TAURUS REGARDING STEERING PUMP LEAK

  • Tiny
  • Nashrulez
  • 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.

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 5:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 6:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • Nashrulez
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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

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 6:51 PM
  • Tiny
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A remanufactured pump is about 150.00 and it should take about an hours labor.

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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 6:35 PM

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