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Old 12-23-2007, 08:54 AM
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Steering Help

Well I just got my truck and the steering wont turn as far when the brakes are being applyed and it will only turn to a certain point, also when i am stopped and try to turn the wheels it almost as if I have lost power steering completely, it also makes a whirring sound when turning in general I check the fluid it does not seem to be leaking and there is plenty in there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for all the questions.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:46 AM
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Could be the pump or hydroboost. The brakes on a powerstroke are tied into the powersteering pump.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:00 PM
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Could be the pump or hydroboost. The brakes on a powerstroke are tied into the powersteering pump.
I think your right, because I'm also having a problem with my brakes making noise like a whirring and sometime a thud when I stop and vibrations through the pedal. Do you think they could be related???

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check fluid in power steering pump could be your noise and steering problems.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:44 PM
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thats youre powersteering pump. it cant supply enough pressure to steer or brake as needed. theay are cheap ane easey to replace. make shyre to flush the system when you do it. also use powersteering fluid. atf works but it dosent withstand the heat as well as powersteering fluid. good luck
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:48 PM
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my first question would be are you running bigger than factory tires , the reason i ask , is alot of these super duties will not turn at all sitting still with bigger tires, which is worse when on the brakes because like said before the hydrobost and the gear box run off the powersteering pump, it could be a weak pump, as far as the vibation goes , thats just the rotors are out of round , the 2 problems arent related , the cheapest thing to try is a pump, but before you just throw parts at it , if you are running bigger tires it may not fix it
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hey

yes i am running bigger then factory tire 285s but when I got it had 305s on it. Does anyone make a high output powersteering pump and would that help if there is such a thing???

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hey

Would putting stock size tires on it help??
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:21 PM
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yeah mine used to do the same exact symptoms at just about the same mileage-Put a new pump on it...
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Mine used to do the same thing and i was just wondering which one i was going to change first. Then i had to put narrow tires on it for the plowing i do in the winter and never had a problem with the power steering afterwards.
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