The ability of the Ford Power Steering Pressure Line Hose to keep the high pressure hydraulic fluid encased is the leading reason it is so easy for the driver to maneuver their vehicle in traffic. The power steering pressure line hose is the supply conduit for the pressurized hydraulic fluid that is generated at the power steering pump so it can be utilized in the steering box on the opposite side of the vehicle from the pump.
The construction of the Ford power steering pressure line hose is of metal at the ends with a flexible reinforced polymer section in between the ends. It is the flexible polymer section of the power steering pressure line hose that is prone to a breach over time on your Ford.
When there is a breach in the power steering pressure line hose, the Ford driver will notice it shortly after it happens. The reason for this is because of the pressure being exerted on the hydraulic system through this hose, the fluid will escape at an accelerated rate. This lose in hydraulic fluid will be replaced by air that will have a negative effect on the power steering system.
The owner of the Ford will also notice a large puddle of hydraulic fluid under the front section of their vehicle. If the power steering pressure line hose is not replaced immediately then total power steering failure will occur in a very short allotment of time from when the breach first occurred. Once this power steering component is replaced, the hydraulic system will then have to be purged of all the air that has entered it before the vehicle is ready to operate on the road safely again.