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post #1 of 5 Old 04-01-2013, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Help me fix this power steering problem!

So this is how the story goes...

I just bought a 2003 F250 with what I think is a 6" lift and 38's (which rub like crazy and are 15.5 wide.. the previous owner im assuming was crazy) Truck is in great shape other than a really bogged low rpm's (egr delete on its way to hopefully fix that problem) and NO POWER STEERING which is driving me nuts and also starting to effect the brakes - Both when I turn and when I press the brakes I hear the dreaded whine and turning the wheel at idle rpms is impossible.

So what is usually the cause of this? Power steering pump? The booster? Gear Box... everything?

Can anyone please help me out here I refuse to bring it to a shop / dealer until I try to fix it myself with the help of you guys!



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I had a similar issue not as bad as yours though, I flushed the system with new fluid and what I got out looked like motor oil, dark and brown. The gear box has ball bearings in it that work around a worm gear if my memory serves me. The minimal movement of the gear box causes the old fluid, dirt and crud to build up in the gearbox. After I flushed the system I have no issues turning at idle and the whine in gone now.

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Thanks PHYRMN..

I was able to get a re-man P/S pump for $50 and will do the fluid change as well. You dont happen to know what the recommended oil to use is? I used to use Amsoil ATF.. Still the case?
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Yup, should work just fine.

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I have a similar issue while moving I can turn my wheels just fine, when moving slow or stopped I hear a whine and a vibration in the steering wheel when turning. Turning the wheel is harder than normal. The brakes are not being affected. I have 35" MT's. Would it still be the PS pump?


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