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Ford focus 2009 (UK) Power steering seems to cutout whilst stationary and kick back in when moving. Is this normal. Power fluid is black/dirty. Garage changed fluid but only 'sucked out reservoir and topped up'. This improved feel temporarily but no change to cutting out at standstill. Could dirty fluid indicate wearing/broken parts? Thanks

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When at standstill, if you rev the motor does it help? –  Paulster2 Feb 1 '14 at 14:07
No the power steering seems to go off after about 5 seconds then when i touch the steering wheel there is a slight woosh as if to take up air and its back on. There is no loss of fluid at all.It's almost a power save mode if it has one! –  user4426 Feb 1 '14 at 16:08
If it has an electric power steering pump this may be normal. How long has it been doing this? –  mikes Feb 2 '14 at 21:19
Since i've owned the car - 2yrs now. Wondered if it is causing fluid to contaminate or not. Is this common with electric ps then? –  user4426 Feb 6 '14 at 9:34

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