2008 Ford Escape power steering issues


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Hey guys, my dad's 08 escape had a torque sensor malfunction in the steering column... Were working on fixing that, but I was wondering how hard it would be to put a standard hydraulic power steering system in. From what I've read and experienced, the EPAS system in these escapes are notorious for breaking. His is a 2.3 engine, manual trans.
 


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It will be easy to fit parts to it. It will be nearly impossible to make it a drivable vehicle. That EPAS system is tied into too many other things, including the traction control. Upset that and it will detune the engine until it make the car undriveable.
 

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Ah... Guess that's the drawback of newer cars... Not much room for modding... Thanks for the reply!
 

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Have a dealer check OASIS, there was a program on EPAS problems and they might be able to fix it on Ford's dime.
 

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Have a dealer check OASIS, there was a program on EPAS problems and they might be able to fix it on Ford's dime.
That's a good point. It was a safety recall, so no expiration, it was on the torque sensor, and even if it was done, the new one may be under SPW.
 


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