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Windstar 3.0 gl: 1998 windstar 3.0 gl. Replacing the rack

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1998 windstar 3.0 gl. Replacing the rack and pinion assembly. I see many referenceso to a check valve that goes into the pressure side port. I took my old rack out. Did not find a check valve. Question before I reassemble this thing. Does my vehicle require the check valve? I found onew at the junk yard off of a 1997 ford taurus.
I don't want to install it if it is not needed. Will it cause issues if I did?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
If your vehicle uses a check valve you will see it mounted on the rack where the 2 lines connect. One line connection will be higher than the other by about 1 inch. Ford removal directions show no such part on your setup and if there is a valve on the used rack you buy, it can be removed.
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Thanks Chris