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post #1 of 8 Old 08-26-2010, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering issues

I have a 2001 7.3L and when I'm at idle or braking I lose power steering. It's especially a pain when trying to back my boat either at the dock or into the drive after use. I have a hell of a time parking in parking lots b/c I have to fight the wheel so bad.

Is there any information out there or anyone having similar problems?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-26-2010, 06:51 PM
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Yeah, both my 01 and my new to me 00 do the same thing. They both howled a little and they loose steering boost when you back off the throttle or hit the brake like you said. I think its a common thing with the hydro boost system on these trucks.

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Weird. Never had a problem with mine.



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I was talking to the mechanic at my local shop here and he was telling me that it's common with the diesels... something about the diesel does not have enough at idle to power the pump.
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upgrade to a hi fow pump from PSC it will fix for problem. youl have better steering an brakes..

GIMAMMOTH- 1997 F250 5 TONS 74'' tires
BLING 1999.5 F350 OVERSON 2.5 TONS 53'' tires
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Is that the PSC with built in resevoir for about 190? Are there any modifications necessary to swap to this pump?
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all you have to do is trim the pump bracked a lil not hard at all...

GIMAMMOTH- 1997 F250 5 TONS 74'' tires
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PSC =?? got a link?

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