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Just replaced power steering pipes on focus for third time

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hi just replaced power steering pipes on focus for third time cannot stop it leaking from high pressure end on pump is there a set torque setting.
JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?
Customer: it has had a new pump three lots of new pipes and new fluid every time replacement
JA: What year is your Focus?
Customer: 2007 1.6 petrol
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: im a mechanic have replaced with new pump and three lots of pipes
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Hi there , good afternoon to you and sorry for the delayed response

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to assist you Today

ok just to confirm the leak is coming from the metal pipe at the pump

how have you been fitting this pipe in regards ***** ***** union that goes into pump

Ie putting in pipe and screwing into pump

Kindest regards ***** *****

brian

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hi no screwing in union first then pushing in pipe
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hi still waiting for answer from last response

Hi thanks

ok the union is fitted to the power steering pump firstly and tightened to 33 NM

Then the pipe should be Lubricated with ie : Silicone spray and snapped Into the union perfectly straight

the 10 mm bolt should then be tightened to 23 NM

If the pipe is forced in dry or at an angle it can impact the sealing properties of the union

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Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

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