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Old 04-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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Issues all over

So here is my problems in short list power steering wont let me turn hard to the right and is giving a pitchy whining sound. next my trans is leaking fluid every where and is giving me a temp reading on my black maxx of 215 after towing this weekend and during a hill climb my coolant temp hit 250 plus i have a rattling noise coming from around the belt area any help on any of these would be helpful.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:00 AM
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Start with flushing steering fluid. Most people don't know this needs to b done bc that fluid gets filthy over time. ..where does tranny leak begin, get us some more detail on issues/trk and maybe we can get u a good starting point
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Rattling around the belt area can cause pumps to not spin well, which would run temps high plenty quick, AND could interfere with the P/S pump.

When I took my 2008 F-350 in for service early 2009 with about 35000 miles on it I asked them to look at or test P/S pump,, it was whining like Ford pumps do before they fail, and they had it for 3 days to remove all the radiators (6, 7, some number like that) to get to the pump which was failing. They also replaced one radiator cause it had a pin hole.

So your pump could be dying too, Ford P/S pumps die young and often. You can stand on a street corner with your eyes closed and pick out Fords from the P/S whine sound. Been that way for years, sometimes they whine for years without failing, too. Arrrgggh!

PS: all that work was warranted; I hate to think what it would cost after that's gone.

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