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    BA falcon wagon - Issues with power steering leaking, dead alternator

    Hi guys,
    our car is in at Ford having broken down last night.
    The high pressure hose on the power steering has been leaking, and enough fluid has got onto the alternator to kill that and the battery has also died as a result.

    Looks like I need to replace the Power Steering pump, high pressure hose, alternator and battery.

    What I don't understand is the inclusion of a power steering pump "pulley" in addition to the power steering pump.

    A quick google for a PS Pump for my car shows it has a pulley

    https://www.sparesbox.com.au/kelpro-...8aAoDkEALw_wcB

    Excluding the pulley add on, the Ford price for the PS pump is "a bit high but OK".
    Why would they need to include the pulley?



    cheers
    Mike

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    It is most likely because the replacement part comes pre-fitted with the pulley and it is quicker and easier to not have to swap the pulley as well.
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    Thanks RW,
    I get that the part is likely to come with the pulley - what i don't get is why they are charging me an extra $116 for a pulley when the new pump comes with the pulley.

    cheers
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikel View Post
    Thanks RW,
    I get that the part is likely to come with the pulley - what i don't get is why they are charging me an extra $116 for a pulley when the new pump comes with the pulley.

    cheers
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    Sounds like one of those "Fordisms" that only they know the reasoning for. Like removing the automatic transmission dipstick, etcetera.
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    So I got the car back from Ford with just a battery change so I could get it home.
    I fitted the new High Pressure hose yesterday, and no leaks - yay.

    I thought I'd be able to do it all from above - too hard for the lower fitting - easier from under the car.

    New alternator arrived today - will go on this weekend, plus a new top and bottom radiator hose before swapping the alternator so I don't dump coolant on the new alternator!

    I still need to do a flush of the Power Steering fluid - I watched a Youtube (American) where the guy disconnected the crank angle sensor to allow the engine to be cranked over on the battery/starter motor without the engine starting - he ran the Power Steering return line to a bucket to get all the old fluid out (obviously keeping an eye on fluid level and topping up as required).

    Is there a simple way on a BA falcon to turn the motor over but prevent it from starting?

    cheers
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    Are there any easy ways to be able to turn over a BA falcon on the battery/starter motor but prevent it from starting?

    cheers
    Mike

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