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Lately (last month or so) sometimes at idle, I have a hard time steering. It seems like the steering wheel starts to turn easily, but suddenly gets hard to turn. If I rev the engine a bit, it's easy to turn again.
Yesterday, I was towing my 5th wheel (~10K) back to my house. As I approached the house, I applied the brakes, but they seemed a little mushy and as I started to turn into the house, the steering was hard to turn. I eased up on the brakes slightly and the steering got easier.
Rolling along at speed, whether towing or not, I have no steering issues. And the 'at idle' problem doesn't happen every time.
I'm figuring it's something with the Hydroboost/power steering, but I don't know enough about it to know what to do next. I replaced the PS Pump a couple of years ago. Pump is full.
I kind of want to get this figured out before too long. Ideas?
Owner / Operator:
2001 F350 | 7.3L PSD | 4R100 | Crew Cab | Long Bed | 4x4 - 222
,000 miles - 10 Years of ownership
Autometer Z-series Gauges | K&N GenII FIPK | MBRP 4" TB Exhaust | Hypertech PP3 | Toyo OC ATII (LT285/75R16 "E
") | SilverStar 9007/9145 | Dura-Flap Mud Flaps
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