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I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SE wagon with basic 3.0 l engine.

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I have a 2000...

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SE wagon with basic 3.0 l engine. All of a sudden when turning right, it feels like there is no power steering - turning left feels fine as though the power steering is working.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Consistent - two years ago I had the rack & pinion unit replaced as well as the power steering pump.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

So far just test drove the car to confirm the steering issue - my wife was driving the car when it started.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, thats the issue - turning to the right seems to have no power steering.

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Ford Mechanic: karrs2fix, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hello welcome to just answer I amCustomerand I will do my best to help diagnose the issue.

Is the fluid level and condition in the power steering pump ok, can you see any metal / glitter particles floating around at all, does the power steering pump make any noise when turning either direction, does it help at all to increase the engine rpm?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Fluid level in power steering tank is between the high & low marks - slightly below halfway and the fluid is dark but looks clean - no foam, etc. I don't see metal particles in the tank and the power steering pump does not make noise when turning in either direction. I have not tried to increase the engine RPM and turn the wheels lock to lock.
Ford Mechanic: karrs2fix, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

With the information you have provided, I suspect an internal problem with the rack and pinion pressure control valve. Rack and pinion will need replaced or warrantied .

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Ford Mechanic: karrs2fix, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Did you have any further questions , or did you replace the rack and pinion? Is the steering operation ok now?

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