Ford Fusion Power Steering Common Failure Modes (U3000 & Recall)

Posted by TransTec on July 29, 2020

One of the most common failure modes for the Ford Fusion is connected to the DTC U3000 (including U3000:46 and U3000:96). The Ford Fusion 2011-2012 has also been recalled for ECU failure. In this article, we'll list the symptoms, diagnoses, and solutions related to Ford Fusion vehicles that generate the U3000 error code.

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Categories: Power Steering, Ford Fusion, Power Steering Failure Modes

EPS Training Resources for Power Steering Shops

Posted by TransTec on August 21, 2019

One of the most vital steps in the transition from traditional power steering service to EPS rebuilding and repair is education. Both shop owners and technicians need to understand the ins and outs of EPS in order to service the new units coming into the shop as well as manage the business effectively. However, that education can be difficult to find without the right partners and resources at hand. In order to fully prepare your team to service EPS, you need the right training.

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Categories: EPS, Power Steering, Electronic Power Steering

Expected Costs of Transitioning to EPS

Posted by TransTec on August 7, 2019

In order to do what's best for your power steering business, it's sometimes necessary to make an investment in your team and your process. The future of power steering is undeniably in EPS and the autonomous technologies that will come with this shift in the industry, and in order for your business to stay in the game, you need to make the transition as well. While there are many changes that come with this transition, the associated costs are necessary to secure a future for your shop, and the sooner you create a plan for taking them on, the better. In this post, we'll discuss the types of expected costs of transitioning to EPS and how to plan for them.

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Categories: EPS, Power Steering, Electronic Power Steering

What to Know When Servicing HPS Systems

Posted by TransTec on January 9, 2019

We're currently in a period of transition in the power steering industry. A variety of different steering systems are still common on the road today, including plenty of cars still using hydraulic power steering units. As recently as 2005, HPS systems were installed in over 50% of cars produced in Europe, Japan, Korea, and North America. While that number is changing today, plenty of those models are still on the road, and in need of service, today.

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Categories: Power Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering

HPS Hose Failure Symptoms and Maintenance

Posted by TransTec on December 12, 2018

The power steering hose is a critical piece of the hydraulic power steering (HPS) system puzzle. Not only does it connect the steering pump to the cylinders, allowing for easier turning, but it transfers the pressurized steering fluid into the rack and plays a role in proper system lubrication and cooling. But what happens when an HPS hose fails? And how do you know when to replace it? In this post, we'll discuss HPS hose failure symptoms and maintenance best practices to keep your shop on the right track with every HPS rebuild.

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Categories: Power Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering