I had this exact problem on my 1996 Taurus. The solution in my case was to replace the transmission range sensor. I replaced it myself. It was easy to change. I can't say if that is what is wrong with your Taurus, but it was what was wrong with mine. Good Luck!
This was also the problem with my '96 Taurus... part was also refferd to a Nuetral Safty Switch"
how much would it cost to replace a power steering pump on a Volks wagon golf
Most times, if it is hard to steer, there is a need for power steering fluid. If that is not the case the power steering pump itself might be going out. It would be best to take it and have it looked at before it gives anymore trouble.
The radio fuse would be under the steering column and the relay would be under the hood in the PDC (Power Distribution Center.)
If it was ordered with power steering it would have it.
Bad power steering pump
* No power steering fluid in reservoir * The power steering pump is not operating
to my knowledge there is no power steering filter i would check my power steering fluid level
From what I understand, power steering in cars (vehicles) is simply to make steering the car easier. If it were not for power steering, you would have to use a lot more muscle to turn the steering wheel than you use when you have that power steering in place!
You're probably low on power steering fluid. I would purchase a bottle of Lucas brand power steering fluid stop leak and conditioner, available at walmart or auto parts stores almost everywhere. You could have issues with the front suspension (such as sway bar links) if this is not the case, and you would want to have those professionally replaced.
If you have an electric power steering system, that means you HAVE NO FLUID. Therefore no fluid to change in the 1st place.
could be several places, power steering hose, rack and pinion (or steering gear box) or power steering pump.
the most likely cause of that would be the power steering pump failing.
After bleeding the power steering the pump may make a noise because there isn't enough power steering fluid in it.
No power steering fluid, broken pump, or broken lines.
check the power steering fluid level. I would have to say your low on fluid.
You'd have some steering issues, and your power steering pump would eventually burn out.
depending on the radio $50-200
SuggustionHey bud, With all different circuits being effected as they are , you have a earthing fault. Check your earth between body and - batt and to engine also.Try looking into the Transmission Range Sensor. I had the problem of my radio cutting out when I went into reverse. Then, it also went out when I braked and sometimes when I turned corners. Then it went out all together. At about the time this happened, my fasten seat belt light started flickering. The real concerning part for me was that my power steering has become unreliable too. Other things that have gone wrong all at this same time are my window wipers and my power windows. I've been looking for help on this site and found these two questions (adresses pasted below) and think it might be the same thing, although I haven't had the chance to try this and see if it fixes it.http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Why would a %2796 Taurus lose power steering and radiohttp://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Why the power steering gets stiff and the power windows and stereo will not work when my 1997 Taurus is in gear
Power Steering Fluid Or Power Steering Pump
on the steering column beneath steering wheel
My 2010 Ford Escape's manual says it has electric assist steering.......would it even have power steering fluid?
Check for a loose power steering belt.
reroute the line around the power steering cooler
Your power steering will fail because brake fluid is poor lubricant.
Power steering belt slipping?