Mondeo power steering pump - toneB
Hi to forum, my '96 Mondeo 2.0L power steering pump appears to have failed. It has been playing up over last week and now the bearing is making one hell of a noise all the time but even louder when the steering wheel is turned. Having recovered from shock of being told the part is £250+VAT from Ford and £185 from a local motor factors I have tracked a pump down at a local Ford Breaker for £30. Problem is he only has a 1.8L pump in but he has said it should be the same pump. They do look alike and have same mounts - any advice as to compatability would be appreciated. Also how difficult is the swap?.
Mondeo power steering pump - toneB
Update - Steering pump not defective - just noticed that the steering pump oil cooler was leaking due to hole (corrosion). Strangely little oil lost - followed Haynes Manual advice, topped up bottle and bled system and noise disappeared. New oil cooler £44 at local Ford dealer just fitted - takes about an hour (bit messy). Fingers crossed. Thanks.
 

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