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post #1 of 11 Old 12-01-2007, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Really hard to turn the wheel when stopped

I have a 01 F350 Crew 4x4. It is almost impossible to turn the wheels if the truck is not rolling. Is this a common problem or it something wrong? Thanks!

Oh Yeah, The suspension is all stock.

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Sounds like you need a new powersteering pump. The pump costs around 80 bucks. Takes 4-6 hours to change. You will need a power steering pump pulley puller. You can usually rent them from the autopart stores like autozone or advance auto or oriellys.

But before you buy a new pump. Check out your ball joints, tie rods just to make sure they are not causing the steering to bind up.

Also if you need a new pump might as well get a new belt while your at it.


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I have the same vehicle, and the same problem. From what I've heard it's a common problem, have a friend with the same problem also.
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I have the same vehicle, and the same problem. From what I've heard it's a common problem, have a friend with the same problem also.
I have a 2002 I changed the power steering pump the problem was solved.


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Hrmm, That might be worth checking out. I always thought my problem was the 38's..but a power steering pump sounds like a cheap part to throw at the problem.
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Before u go replacing stuff, make sure to check with the truck in park and WITHOUT your foot on the brake. The way the steering geometry at the knuckles is on our trucks makes it hard for the wheel to turn if u have the brakes on because the tire rolls a lil as the wheel is turned.

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I HAVE REPLACED THE P/S PUMP AND WHEN THE BRAKES ARE ON STANDING STILL NO POWER STERRING TILL I RELEASE BRAKES OR GIVE IT GAS.REPLACED HYDROBOOST ALSO. HELP
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I have the same problem but it did not start doing that until I rotated my tires here recently.

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Sounds like the power steering pump is most of yalls problems

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yeah, if your foot is on the brake, it wont turn, just a thought

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