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Old 26 Apr 2015, 08:42 pm
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Default Power Steering Switch Plug

I just replaced the rack and pinion assembly on my 2006 pt but did not realized that I purchased and installed the assembly that came with the power steering switch outlet, and my original steering rack does not have the power steering switch. How do I plug this outlet as it is leaking fluid?
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Old 26 Apr 2015, 09:14 pm
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Default Re: Power Steering Switch Plug

If I'm understanding you correctly, the new assembly comes with the switch that you don't need and it's leaking? You can buy a new switch that doesn't leak, or try and measure the threaded hole that the switch fits into and buy something that will screw into that hole where the switch went.

Is it leaking where the switch screws into the assembly? If so, about about some plumbers tape to wrap around the threads and stop it leaking?

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Old 26 Apr 2015, 10:21 pm
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I would buy the missing switch and install it as a plug.

Teflon tape is generally frown upon in automotive applications. It can cause fittings to loosen if you use to much, and if it gets in the system it can cause other issues. It's OK to use a small amount on a pipe thread (tapered) fitting, but anything that screw's straight in is generally sealed with a flared line or an o-ring. I'd guess the switch would be the o-ring. Easiest way to get the right size plug would be to buy the switch and screw it in.

You might look around for cut wires or a hidden connector. Seems strange there wouldn't be a pressure switch on your car. The purpose of the switch is to help with idle quality when the pump causes strain on the engine at idle
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You might look around for cut wires or a hidden connector. Seems strange there wouldn't be a pressure switch on your car. The purpose of the switch is to help with idle quality when the pump causes strain on the engine at idle
My 2006 doesn't have a switch.
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