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CARQUEST by BWD Power Steering Pressure Switch

Part No. PS104 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • Our power steering pressure switches are manufactured using specialized seals to extend the longevity of this part under harsh engine conditions.
  • Each of these power steering pressure switches are 100% pressure tested to ensure that the part you receive will out perform any other switch available in the aftermarket.
  • Every one of our switches connectors have been carefully crafted to ensure proper fitment, as engine management systems require reliable connections in order to reach optimum performance.
  • Each switch that we offer endures rigorous end of line testing to ensure that every part meets the linearity specifications expected by the engine management system in your vehicle.
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CARQUEST by BWDPower Steering Pressure Switch
 
5.0

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5.0

good item

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from ebro fl ,32437

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Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Power Steering Pressure Switch:

Just as good as oem

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

exact replacement

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from Union Bridge, Maryland

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Power Steering Pressure Switch:

    Easy to change, screwed directly into rack. Only tool needed was an open ended wrench.

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    • Casual Driver

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    5.0

    Work fine.

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    from Sumter SC

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Power Steering Pressure Switch:

      Went in easy, works good.

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      • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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      13 Questions | 17 Answers
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      • Q:

        If this switch goes bad will the power steering quit working? and if so where is it on my 1999 ford ranger because I have looked everywhere.
        Asked on 9/9/2016 by kcmcgill

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Kcmcgill, glad to help you! The power steering system's fluid is split into two sides. The high-pressure side feeds fluid from the power steering pump to the power steering gearbox or the power steering rack. Most heavy-duty trucks and many older cars were designed with a power steering gearbox, but front wheel drive vehicles and most new light duty trucks utilize a power steering rack. The fluid returns through a low-pressure line back to the pump reservoir, where the cycle repeats. The power steering pressure switch is always installed on the high-pressure side of the system. When the power steering pressure switch indicates the system is always on or always off, the engine control computer illuminates the check engine light to the problem. During low speed parking lot maneuvers or when the engine is in idle, turning the steering wheel may cause the engine to bog down, and then surge as the computer overcompensates for the load. In some cases, the vehicle may stall at low speed when the wheel is turned, as the engine computer did not know there was a sudden demand for power and could not compensate fast enough. However, I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

          Answered on 9/12/2016 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        I have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a 2.9 Liter Engine and I ran my codes that I was getting and I got a 52: power steering pressure switch circuit open. So I wanted to know do I need another one and Where can I find this Part? Thanks.
        Asked on 12/25/2013 by Everlasting from Washington,NC

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      • Q:

        what causes the steering wheel to shutter when turning a corner at low idle
        Asked on 10/24/2013 by gerry from skaneateles, ny

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          A:

          Hi Gerry, my answer to your question on the BWD Power Steering Pressure Switch -part# PS104 is that there may be an air lock on your power steering reservoir. Take the cover off the power steering reservoir. Have a helper start the truck. Have helper turn the wheel all the way to the right and hold it there for just a second or two. Have helper turn wheels all the way to the left; hold it there for a second or two. Add fluid as necessary. Repeat until you do not see any more air being ejected out of the power steering reservoir. Refill power steering fluid and recap.

          Answered on 10/25/2013 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        can these switches leak steering fluid?
        Asked on 8/9/2013 by meat from ormond beach fl

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          A:

          The power steering fluid leak might not be due to the power steering pressure switch since the cause may be the worn out hose or gasket. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 8/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
        • A:

          The switch on my 95 Ranger (2.3L) became swollen and separated, causing a leak.

          Answered on 5/22/2014 by Bill from Bay Minette, AL
      • Q:

        can the power steering pressure switch cause the engine on a 1995 mustang gt to stall and not fire back up until pressure relives
        Asked on 8/14/2012 by robert from orlando fla

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          A:

          Yes, the power steering pressure switch may be the cause as the switch is meant to bump up idle speed to prevent stalling whilst turning the wheel at slow speed or stationary. If you are stationary, turn the steering wheel. If the engine stalls, then it may be the power steering pressure switch. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

          Answered on 8/14/2012 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        i have a 2003 ford windstar and i need to replace the power steering pressure switch my question where is the thing i cant seem to find it?
        Asked on 5/16/2012 by tim from groveland florida

        1 answer

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          A:

          A power steering pressure (PSP) switch is located on the power steering pressure hose. It sends a signal to the powertrain control module (PCM) to increase idle speed for idling stability when power steering pump pressure increases above the set pressure value.

          Answered on 5/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        Where is the switch located on a 1995 mustang GT 5.0L engine. I cant find it anywhere???
        Asked on 3/29/2012 by mustang95gt from gainesville, FL

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          A:

          The Power Steering Pressure Switch in a 1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L is located on the side of the pump at the high pressure line outlet. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

          Answered on 3/31/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
      • Q:

        2001 ford windstar,...power steering pressure switch location ???
        Asked on 7/2/2011 by alex from new jersey

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          A:

          From the power steering pump follow the lines to the steering box. One of them will usually have the pressure switch on it

          Answered on 7/10/2011 by Vincent from AAP
      • Q:

        What are the functions of the power steering pressure switch
        Asked on 4/29/2011 by lulu from homestead

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          The power steering switch’s primary function is to signal the PCM when the operating hydraulic pressure is exceeded by the power steering system and send appropriate signals to the PCM to prevent the engine from stalling. The idle speed of the vehicle is increased and the air conditioning compressor is disengaged. The power steering sensor sends a signal to the vehicle’s onboard computer that uses it to calculate the speed and if required engages the power steering switch mechanism.

          Answered on 5/20/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
      • Q:

        How do you know this is bad
        Asked on 12/31/2010 by Gabucho from Valdosta, Ga

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          A:

          We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

          Answered on 1/10/2011 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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