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Old 04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
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Re-installed motor, lost hydraulics (brakes, steering)

G'day,
2000 7.3 auto F250:
over the past few days, I've pulled the motor out of my truck to replace the oil pump and injectors, I had a hiccup or two along the way, I'm planning on doing a bit of a write up, or lessons learnt thingy.
Anyways, on the the post-op testdrive (after dark, so I didn't do much diagnosing), my hydraulics are crap. Hard steering and bad brakes. I left the power steering connected while pulling the motor. Could it just be an air bubble that worked it's way to the cylinder? Or is there yet another fan dangled electric sensor? are the brakes and pwr steering fluid resevoirs connected?

Awesome, thanks.

Brad.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:42 AM
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Hmmm,
I think i damaged the power steering lines reefing the power steering and alternator pillar out of the way, here's a couple links to posts with the same problem...
Power Steering Pump Or Hydroboost - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

Steering and Braking HUM - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums

Hope this helps others...
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:05 AM
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Is that all you did was injectors and HPOP? Can easily be done without removing engine. Just curious.
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Sorry, I meant Oil Pan and injectors. I heard you can replace the oil pan if you take out the tranny and lift the motor, but everyone says you might as well just pull the motor out instead, easier to clean the block and get a proper seal with the rtv...
I just had to top up the pwr steering and turn the steering wheel, do a bit of driving and it sorted itself out... Next fix: ball joints, they sound as user friendly as the oil pan,
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Sorry, I meant Oil Pan and injectors. I heard you can replace the oil pan if you take out the tranny and lift the motor, but everyone says you might as well just pull the motor out instead, easier to clean the block and get a proper seal with the rtv...
I just had to top up the pwr steering and turn the steering wheel, do a bit of driving and it sorted itself out... Next fix: ball joints, they sound as user friendly as the oil pan,
Aaah, Ford
Ahhh, that makes sense. As for the ball joints, great write-up here. -----> Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com
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