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rjstat

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Power steering
« on: December 09, 2006, 09:55:31 AM »
Well I had an unusual problem it started when my radio was losing it presets and losing time on the clock as well as erratic starts. So while I was trying to find my electrical problem I was tracing out the grounds when I noticed oil on the K-member. I questioned the location of the oil and noticed my ground wire ran along the power steering pressure hose the both crossed the K-member at the same point. I moved the ground cable and noticed the cable chaffed half-way threw and it was oily and there I found a pin hole in the steel line. I had to replace the power steering line which took less time than it took me to replace the ground cable. But the power problem ended up being the battery.
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Re: Power steering
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 06:59:50 PM »
An investigation on what caused the battery to fail should be in order.  Yea, it could be the ground wire but also the alternator.  The voltage should be 14-15 volts or higher when charging...   :o
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Re: Power steering
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 08:50:09 PM »
An investigation on what caused the battery to fail should be in order.  Yea, it could be the ground wire but also the alternator.  The voltage should be 14-15 volts or higher when charging...   :o
Well it had a cheep Durlast battery one that had a low crank hours and when I went to Autozone they told me the battery was four years old and dew to be changed and as soon as the battery was replaced my power problem was gone.
97 - 4.6L Alpine Green Cougar XR-7 w/ Fiber Concepts Hood, SPC cold air intake, 2.5 SLP Dual Exhaust, Eclipse CD4000 w/ Polk's speakers, Koni Shocks, 11/4" Addco sway bars, and Vogtland more to come.
08 Volvo XC90 loaded.