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Please Clarify Power Steering / Brake noise

Hi Guys, New Member here. I have a 2000 F250 with the 7.3 Powerstroke.
I have a terrible whining from the steering and brakes. I looked for my owners manual but cannot find it. I feel kinda silly for even asking but I want to be 100% certain before I go adding any fluids or anything.

Does someone have an image of the motor and can point out the Power Steering reservoir and also the Brake reservoir?

I thought the Power Steering was that black plastic dipstick but it appears to connect to the rear of the Brake fluid reservoir? Am I correct?
If I am correct do I add ATF to the Power Steering reservoir?
Do I add anything to the brake reservoir and if so, what?

I truly appreciate the help. I am learning. I recently did the water pump and radiator so I'm learning.
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im sure you can find pics of this on google.

the ps system takes atf you are correct.

the system uses hydrboost for the brakes and steering as well.

the ps system takes 4 quarts of atf.
there is a good video on how ot do this in the 7.3 tech files section.

you need a a few feet of 3/8 tube, 4 quarts of atf, small funnel, and a good jack to jack up the front of the truck.
then you disconnect the return line from the hydroboost and connect the 3/8 tubing to return port. then re-rout the piece of 3/8 into a bucket.

once the front is lifted have someone turn the wheel slowly and pump the brakes.
someone else is pouring new atf in the power steering resevoir will the old fluid gets pumped out. make the sure the resevoir stays full so you dont get air in the system.

and just normal brake fluid for the brakes

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