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Old 24 Aug 2011, 08:20 pm
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Just wanted to pass on some info along . Was driving pt back home from getting timing belt changed , check engine light came on , went back to shop . looked up code had nothing to do with belt being replaced . Was power steering switch went bad , mechanic said it's a comon thing in pt .what happens is the oil leakes into the wire side of the plug .If you don;t change it because of the pressure the oil can travel into harness and go to your ecm and cause a lot of problems . On way home stop at dealer to pick one up he knew part number with out looking it up .Said it was comon problem sorry its a long post .
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 08:44 pm
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It's easy to change but really, really messy. Lots of oil loss when taking out the old switch and putting in the new one.
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 09:19 pm
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I changed it this morning , Wasn't to bad to change . drove up on set of ramps , cleared code and ok now.
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Old 26 Oct 2011, 08:44 am
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Anyone have the Part # for the Power Steering Switch?
I just got this Code on the way to work today, along with P1684 which I think is just an Indicator code.

Also is there some sort of manual out there or step by step on replacing this myself.
Any information would be great.

Thanks Guys!!

Jeff
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Old 26 Oct 2011, 08:51 am
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Is that the switch you are talking about?
Would just cleaning it up make the difference of should I just replace it?

Thanks guys
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