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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering conversion

Has anyone though of converting a hydraulic power steering system to electrically assisted by a motor in a 4th gen taurus? Or any taurus with hydraulic power steering for that matter.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 04:44 PM
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Why? I personally dont care for EPS for 2 reasons: 1) Most EPS vehicles I have driven have very numb steering feel and 2) The DC brush motor that provides the power assist is a wear item. 100% chance it will fail eventually. The EPS system in the late model Taurus is controlled by the PCM..... something you will not be able to set up. I know there are standalone EPS controllers available on Ebay, but I question their long term reliability.

Hydraulic PS systems are nearly bulletproof assuming the fluid is changed on a regular basis. The hydraulic PS system in my 88 Turbo Coupe is still going strong and leak free at 272K miles. I change the fluid every 2 years.

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