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post #1 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering whine/hard steering

Hey guys I'm looking for a little advice. I've got a 2007 f-250 6.0 4x4 mostly stock with stock tires and about 107k on it. I was driving out on a dirt road by my house after it rained real hard and slid into the ditch with both passenger side wheels and had to do a lot of back and forth in 4 low with the hubs locked and a lot of turning the wheels to get out, I think it might have messed up my psp cuz now it's whinning and when I turn right w/o giving any gas it won't barely turn the wheels at all. So my question is do y'all think I need to replace the pump or would a fluid flush possibly fix it? Thanks, Michael.
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Is the reservoir full?

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Just checked it and it's actually about an inch lower than the dipstick so I need to put some in for sure. I don't know how long it's been like this but I had an oil change and fluid check about 3 months back so it might be recent. I haven't noticed any leaks while parked but I have a dirt driveway so it might not have showed up. Do you think adding fluid will help or do you think there's a bigger issue?
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You could've tweaked the return hose on the bottom when you went off the road and lost the fluid then. I'd try a flush first.

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The fluid kinda smelled bad too so I'm pretty sure I should do a flush but I'm just a little worried cuz I had no steering problems at all until I went in the ditch...
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Ok thank you so much I'll try the flush probably won't get to it till this weekend but I'll post the results.
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So I did the flush and the problem is still there. It turns fine when I give it throttle but at a stand still it will barely turn at all. The power steering box is still whining and I also noticed that it whines louder when I press the break pedal and the pedal feels kind of like it pulses a little when pressed but the breaks still work fine.
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More than likely you burned the pump.

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Yea I'm gonna buy a new pump and I'm gonna tackle that problem first. Would the pump problem alone cause the steering to be harder to turn right than left though? I'm just a little worried that the pump might not be the only problem..
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