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post #1 of 10 Old 11-03-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Steering issues

My steering keeps getting worse and worse. Normally when power steering goes out it whines and shreaks. I have not experienced any of those problems. There are times I just get in my truck and the wheel turns fine, and other times I get in, and it's like turning the steering wheel with out the truck being turned on. Any ideas or suggestions.
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Sounds like the steering pump to me, possible check valve intermittent failure.
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are you on the brakes, or slightly rolling during any of these. because the steering shares the hydro system with the brakes, the brakes take precedence if you are on them, the steering effort will be greater

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Be helpful if we knew what kinda truck we were working on?

Check the power steering fluid level first and foremost.
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Be helpful if we knew what kinda truck we were working on?

Check the power steering fluid level first and foremost.
im guessing a 2008-2010 ford with a 6.4L

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i am having this same problem,any updates as to what the fix is

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The ambient air temperature has a great deal of effect on Power Steering. If the fluid is really cold steering efforts will increase. Mine is more difficult in the morning after a night of 10*, but it gets easier when the fluid warms up. This might not have anything to do with your problems but thought I'd throw it out there.

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So I took the truck in and they replaced the power steering gear box. It worked perfectly for two days, after that, back to original issue. This is a 08 6.4L. Yes i checked the fluid, and it happens when brakes are applied and when a slow roll. The truck is going back in tomorrow. I will keep you posted on what they have to say this time.
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Unless its a huge issue with yours, it sounds like the same thing mine does. Just starting out the effort is big, until I'm moving. Same thing when I'm on the brakes, effort goes up. But what I'm experiencing has not been a problem. Maybe yours is worse then mine.

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Mine must be quite worse than yours. It really puts me in a bind when I am in a tight parking spot or am backing a trailer up. I dropped it off today and they said that the previous Dealership should have replaced the power steering pump the same time that they replaced the gear box. I will keep u guys posted on what happens when I get it back.
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