Question about 2001 Ford Focus
Ford focus 1798cc 1999y
There are 2 things that cause power steering to go stiff. The power steering pump itself either from failure or "lack of fluid" and the rack and pinion assy under the car.
Most of the time the failure is the power steering pump itself. The teflon rollers fail inside the pump and it either stops providing an output pressure or it seizes up. You can loosen the power steering pump belt then try to rotate the pump by hand. It should move by hand. If it feels like it is intermittently locking up as you rotate, it the teflon rollers have failed and the pump will need to be replaced.
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Posted on Mar 20, 2010
Ford Focus Lx 1999 1798cc leak from power steering pump resulting in stiffness in steering.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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