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Old 01-25-2012, 06:06 PM
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Steering issue

Hello to everyone.. I have a F250 Super Duty, just had some work done on it, part of that work was replacing a leaking power steering hose. Now every now and then when turning at low speeds normally in parking lots and mostly right turns the steering either binds ups or it is like I loose power steering only for a short instance. I have to man handle the steering, it is a little unnerving. When steering returns I do not hear any clunk pop or anything it just goes then comes back (actually never hear anything just happens). Like I said it doesn't happen all of the time. It has been a week since the hose was replaced, could this be air in the system or do I need to be looking harder at tie rods, ball joints etc. I have only had the truck for about 3 weeks it has just over 102,000 miles on it. When driving the steering is very responsive, gives no indication of an issue. Thanks for any info.
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"just had some work done on it"? I'd be taking it back to whoever worked on it, describing the issue, and telling them to FIX IT, NOW! Why are YOU trying to fix something you PAID someone else to fix!?!
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it sounds like you have air in the system Have the re-bleed the system and try it again

Good luck
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"just had some work done on it"? I'd be taking it back to whoever worked on it, describing the issue, and telling them to FIX IT, NOW! Why are YOU trying to fix something you PAID someone else to fix!?!
Karlos03 thanks for the reply, I do not intend on fixing it myself. I do intend on taking it back for them to fix I just wanted to have a better understanding of what may be causing the issue so I can point directly to what they did if in fact it was caused by them, you know cover your bases and be prepared for all matter of excuses
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it sounds like you have air in the system Have the re-bleed the system and try it again

Good luck
Motomez, this is what I was thinking also. Just was looking for some others insights as well. Thanks for the reply

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Karlos03 thanks for the reply, I do not intend on fixing it myself. I do intend on taking it back for them to fix I just wanted to have a better understanding of what may be causing the issue so I can point directly to what they did if in fact it was caused by them, you know cover your bases and be prepared for all matter of excuses
Yeah, didn't consider that one, sorry. I get worked up when "mechs" are really hacks and don't fix it right the first time. I will keep this in mind the next time I read a post that includes "just had some work done".

Nothing like waking up and seeing that you made an *** out of yourself to be displayed on the World Wide Web.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:48 AM
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I have a 00 F-350. My truck does the same thing. And if its the fact it just needs to have the lines bled I am going to try that. I was thinking it was just because I have about a 35 x13.5 tires. And needed to have the worn out steering components all replaced. But I like the idea of trying the cheap fixes firstt
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:55 AM
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Yeah, didn't consider that one, sorry. I get worked up when "mechs" are really hacks and don't fix it right the first time. I will keep this in mind the next time I read a post that includes "just had some work done".

Nothing like waking up and seeing that you made an *** out of yourself to be displayed on the World Wide Web.
Not a problem...trust me I am a firm believer in having something done right and will be big pest till it is fixed right. Its all good.
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I have a 00 F-350. My truck does the same thing. And if its the fact it just needs to have the lines bled I am going to try that. I was thinking it was just because I have about a 35 x13.5 tires. And needed to have the worn out steering components all replaced. But I like the idea of trying the cheap fixes firstt
Yeah quick and cheap is always good. In researching the issue I have come across everything from tie rods, ball joints, hubs etc being worn out to air in the system. As for the air in the system I believe there is a bleed screw located on the steering box. Good luck.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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Follw up

Well took my vehicle back to the dealer that worked on it earlier, for them to look into my steering issue. Turns out the power steering pump has some debris in it, not sure how or why. Bottom line is I am getting a brand new pump and fluid flush at no cost to me

Now I just hope that this is truly the problem, will see.
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