Power Steering Fluid Leak From Pump, Hose, or Steering Gear on Lincoln MKZ

The power steering may leak fluid at the pump, hose, or steering gear. This can be caused by one or more hoses not being clamped tightly enough. The repair involves adding new clamps and seals to the power steering hoses at the pump and steering gear.

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Average mileage: 77,743 (6,000–192,000)
5 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, more2012
11 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2010 Lincoln MKZ6,000
Makes humming noise when the steering is turned, even very slightly, particularly in the morning and when the weather is cold. I was told that power steering hose and perhaps pump would need to be replaced.
2007 Lincoln MKZ61,000
Same noise. Steering wheel sounds odd when turning slow.
2011 Lincoln MKZ26,000
Power steering leak and nav software issue
2007 Lincoln MKZ169,859
Just yesterday my Truck started making widing noises, I checked the fluid noticed it was bone dry, Put some in. Now I noticed the sounds are starting to come back
2010 Lincoln MKZ96,235
Just started making a noise from the power steering system like it is low on fluid but it is full
2008 Lincoln MKZ192,000
Replaced condenser, pump, pump line kit, etc. where else can it be leaking from? I have pulled everything apart don't know what else to do. Even replaced all lines. It leaks on passenger side and it is a steady drip. Nothing casual about it.
I have a 2012 Edge. A bad whining noise coming from the power steering pump developed in Dec 2014 right when the weather got really cold. The fluid level was a couple of inches below the MIN line. I added fluid and the whine went away. I can see now that the fluid level is going down after 2 weeks.
2011 Lincoln MKZ33,600
Ford edge same as MKZ, noticed fluid is dark and level is halfway between low mark and bottom of reservoir, so is significantly low. More importantly, I purchased the car as CPO 4 months ago and level was ok.
2007 Lincoln MKZ60,000
noise when steering
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