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Old 08-11-2014
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Removing Power Steering Pressure Sensor

Hi. I have a parasitic power steering fluid leak in a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT. I do believe I have tracked down the culprit. It looks to be a power steering pressure sensor. I am great with mechanical work, (BMW STEP Grad) but I was seeing if you guys had any advice on removing this part. It looks like, that where the wires go into the sensor, there is a blue colored boot. It seems as though this boot is causing fluid to leak out the lower side over the top. Will I need to replace this, or could I just try to push the boot back in there? It looks like online, the new sensors come without those boots. I have attached some photos.


The boot somewhat off of the sensor. This is a view through the fender well.
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Up-down view of the sensor. I think this is the leak. Cant find fluid coming from anywhere else on the whole truck. Also, the power steering fluid seemed black inside the pump. I am not sure why or what could have caused it.
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Wow! Thanks for all the help everyone. I was able to figure out what needed to be done. In all actuality, it was only a five minute job. I didn't see it earlier, but there's a hex shape under the big round part on the sensor, 1/2 I think. Just got one out of a junkyard that had no leak, along with a plug that had a good boot with no leaks. Then I took the new plug and spliced it in using solder, and heat shrink wrap. Then I instslled the new sensor. No more leak since about two weeks ago. Thanks for the help everyone!
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