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Q: Issue with the power steering.

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There is a leak under the car and the steering is making a grinding noise while I am turning. The car has power steering fluid and is not difficult to turn though.

From what I am reading, it is very possible your Ford Taurus has two separate issues. The first issue would be with the power steering noise and the other being a fluid leak. The symptoms and noise you are describing appear to be originating from the power steering pump. Fords are well known for having noisy power steering pumps. As these pumps naturally age, the noise will grow greater and greater. If the power steering fluid is low this noise will be even louder. From my experience, chances are your Ford Taurus has a slow leak in its’ power steering system. This can be true despite viewing some fluid inside the reservoir. If the fluid is low, the leak will need to be tracked down and repaired before further damage can occur. If the fluid is not low however and your Taurus is still experiencing this noise, then it is likely that the entire pump will need to be replaced. In order to determine exactly what your vehicle needs, it’s best to enlist the knowledge and assistance of a certified mechanic. They will be able to inspect your vehicle from bumper to bumper and verify why your car is experiencing these two issues.

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