This one has done it since I got it, had 120k+ then. I for the most part got used to it too, problem is other people in my family used it occasionally. Grandma thought the car was trying to kill her
. Cracked drum in the trans solved the problem for a bit(not the fix I was looking for...grrr), but now its going back together I would rather it didn't return. One of my main concerns was what it was doing to everything else or possibly causing issues elsewhere. Glad to know it's not gonna be a huge problem long term if I don't sort it out though regl404. I don't want to have to replace stuff over and over again, gets old real quick for sure.
Like minds Lgbpop, like minds. I should have mentioned it was flushed, my fault. I watched for awhile checking the reservoir for foaming or air bubbles and eventually the burnt up nasty fluid got to me so I flushed it with atf
. I flushed it with an assistant in the car using the engine/pump. No change though I suppose there's always still the possibility it was trapped somewhere, or a small leak introducing air say by a fitting. I even went as far as pulling the vent tube for the rack boots and blowing it out with the air compressor for obstructions(too much free time). You got me thinking now though, I know correct procedure for some Ford power steering bleeding involves applying vacuum to release trapped air. Never had to do this, they always seem to work themselves out over time as the reservoir usually ends up being a high point in the system. The special tool just speeds up the process from what I've been told, doesn't mean I have accurate info there, just what I've heard and can't verify because I've never used it personally(cost vs applications/uses).
I ultimately have to just wait and see if my gremlin returns. Like I said it's mostly apart now, I managed to get some pics in the gallery today. I should look to see if I was smart and labeled each pump for the car it came from. Do a little experiment on reassembly perhaps. This is a one gives so one may live situation. RIP silver 93 GL(also w/VAPS, seems more common than led
to believe). The pressure switch is located on the solenoid or actuator mounted to the rack but as far as I know only functions at idle speeds and only boosts idle rpm
I attached a pic of the VAPS
actuator off the car, on the rack, in case anyone has a question identifying what they have. Mine is in rough shape, the top where the wires go into the boot is missing some rubber and the wire ends exposed are fuzzy green with corrosion(why I questioned it). If I figure it out after assembly/break-in period I'll post the results or an explanation of what I find. Gonna be a bit before that happens, still shopping around for AX4S rebuild kits and doing research on beefing it up some. Thanks for the comments people!