1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland
Plug leads, rocker cover gasket, manifold gasket - all needed replacing as the rocker cover gasket has leaked and oil was in the spark plug wells.
The power steering goes out sometimes and it seems to be the power steering pump.
Have replaced the front two tyres and brake pads all round.
The car performs, handles and looks great.
The power steering pump seems to be a common problem. There is a number of simple performance enhancing modifications that will further your enjoyment of the car.
Although not popular in the UK, there are quite a number of Probe owners in the USA. Due to the Internet, parts for and information about the Probe are quite accessible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th December, 2000
Ok, all you people that give this car a grave review, I abhor you.
I like my car.
From the one inch above the ground, to the rims dripping in 24 kt. gold. I have fun.
- Jesse "NWTSUP" Sweet
I have the exact same problem with my Probe's power steering. I haven't found anyone else until now who has had the identical problem. No one that I have talked to has even heard of the power steering going out. Ford would not recall my car to fix it under warranty. Other than that, I love my Probe too.
I have a '95 Probe GT with 166,000 miles on it. I commute 70 miles every day (5) in the Chicago Illinois (USA) area. Highway miles - 85-95 mph every day! I replaced many parts. This week it started making a whining sound as I get ready to shift. It sounds like a power steering pump.
I like driving it. I put Mustang Cobra (4) 17x8 wheels on it, (not the flat ones) with 235-45's. They look cool. $125.00/ea. at Jegs Auto Parts, Ohio (USA). They ARE EXPENSIVE to fix though.
If it occasionally fails it is more likely to be the belt slipping than the pump packing up.
Probably best to fit a new belt and make sure it is tightened correctly.