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1992 Lexus LS400 Question: What is a Power Steering Pressure Switch

 

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mzdreams, 4.0L V8, Sacramento, CA, October 04, 2010, 22:06
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Power steer fluid leeks into alternator and causes the car battery to become dead.. cannot keep car running. It runs fine when charged but after you turn off engine it will not start..occurs daily... car will not start unless new battery or alternator is replaced, then we are back to same problem1-2 months later..Alternator will be full of fluid

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    October 05, 2010, 08:10
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    find the leak and fix it and then replace the altenator again.

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    Visitor, December 09, 2010, 15:31

    Probably need to replace the power steering pump.... This happened to me and until I replaced the pump, I had to put on about four alternators.

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    autotyme from Autotyme Automotive Inc., October 05, 2010, 17:45
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    do not put a rebuilt pump on it it will leak
    put a lexus new one on it it is the best thing for it
    ther may be shield that covers the alternator as well
    Good Luck
    Tom
    Autotyme Automotive
    Vista Ca

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    Visitor, December 09, 2010, 15:35

    Need to replace the power steering pump... This happened to me and I had to replace the alternator 3 times and the fluid leaks into the alternator causing same to go bad.

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