Originally Posted by silverstroker
I have just purchased a 00 F-250 7.3 4x4 and it has a few problems I need some help with. First, the power steering works, but grunts like it is low on fluid when you turn. It does it while driving and sitting still. I have been told that the pumps are underpowered and that I may just have to deal with it. Also, the power door locks try to work, but they just don't make the trip (one all four doors). They move a little when you hit the button, so there is power there, but it acts like there is not enough. So do I need to start replacing door actuators or is there another problem. Thanks for any help.
for the power steering problem...it is common enough for those pumps to make noise.....no less if it has EVER been run low on fluid......then you cant shut them up.....the only way to fix the noise is to replace the pump....and be vary leary of aftermarket pumps as they are often noisy from the store.....even some factory pumps make noise and you will end up having to take it back..but the aftermarket tend to be worse....that all said...if the noise isnt bugging you so bad that you feel you have to replace the pump....as long as the fluid is full and the pump still works....its just a nusance.......
on the door locks......yea, your door lock actuators are weak.....and it is common for them to go all at the same time, since they all cycle every time you hit lock or unlock on the door switch...and every time you hit the key fob.....even if the door was already in the postion that you wanted it in.........you will have to replace them all for all the doors to work...replacing one will not help the other ones..........Marc