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Why is your steering so stiff on your escort in cold days and light when warm?


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2006-09-12 04:53:29
2006-09-12 04:53:29

Normally in most cars, when it is cold outside, your power steering fluid is thick, thus, needs more presure to push it through the pump and lines. Same with any oil, in your engine. Once this fluid has warmed up, and you've made a few turns it should work properly. If this continues to happen, check your power steering fluid level, or have it looked at by a trusted mechanic. If you lose power steering, all together, it's not fun.


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you have a diesel warming light on the dashboard display near the speedo,in the cold turn ignition on,let the warming light go out then count to ten,i have to do this twice to get mine to start on cold mornings,when engine is hot then just wait for the diesel warming light on the dash board to go out and that will do it,takes roughly 3 seconds to go out.

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they don't move they go cold they are stiff everyone knows that

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