Vehicle Fitment Summary
|Ford Expedition 2006-02, F-150 2008-04|
|Lincoln Mark LT 2008-06|
100% testing ensures leak-free performance
Designed to match O.E. fit, function and performance
Manufactured from O.E. grade material for strength and durability
Resistant to cracking caused by the high temperatures in the engine compartment
Reservoirs with integrated filter have the same filtration efficiency as O.E.
What caused my original reservoir to leak?
One common cause for leaks is cracking on the main body of the reservoir or hose tubes due to prolonged exposure to engine compartment temperatures and vibration. Check the outlet and fluid return hoses attached to the reservoir to determine if they are the cause of the leak.
Should I replace the power steering system hoses and fluid?
Most manufacturers recommend replacing hoses approximately every 4 years, depending on the use of the vehicle and condition of the system. The external condition of the hose may be an indicator for replacement, however it is best to validate by inspecting fluid condition and color. If debris is seen in the fluid and the fluid color is grey or black, the likely source of the debris is an internal breakdown of hoses. Refer to a vehicle specific O.E. service manual for steps on replacing hoses and fluid.
The fluid is foaming in the replacement reservoir. Why?
Foaming fluid is caused by air that is trapped in the power steering system. The air pockets must be bled from the system. Air that is left in the power steering system can lead to noise and cavitation of the fluid which eventually causes damage to the pump.
Where is the power steering pump reservoir typically located on a vehicle?
Depending on the vehicle, the reservoir can be located behind the engine on the firewall, mounted on an inner fender adjacent to the pump or bracketed near or directly on the power steering pump.