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Power steering. No just really hard to turn the wheel left…

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Power steering

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

No just really hard to turn the wheel left or right

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2011 ford fusion

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

Nothing

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

Is there something I can do myself to see if I can reset the power steering

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I'll be more than happy to assist you. Please allow me a few minutes to review your information. Thank you

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

do you have electronic power steering or is there a pump and reservoir?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK. I'll be here
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

do you have electronic power steering or is there a pump and reservoir?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I believe it's electronic cause I have nothing for power steering fluid to be poured into
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok. please standby

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
would they say 50A on them
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

yes, those 2 will

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do I have to unhook them
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How do I check them? Do I see if they are burned or anything?
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

you pull them out and put a voltmeter across the prongs with ohms selected.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't have a voltmeter
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

do they have plastic clear tops on them?

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

you can tell if the metal/copper strips are burned or broken if you look really good

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They don't look like it but it's hard to tell
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok thats why you need a voltmeter.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks. Well I need a fix so I can go to work tonight and not die
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

well without a voltmeter to check to see if the fuses are good and to see if you have power to the electronic power steering control module there's not much you can do

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

sure

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