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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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power steering pump

I am in the process of some work on the front of my 6.0.

I have had a small leak that I finally traced to the hose that runs from the power steering pump to the side of the brake resovoir. The steering has been very tight and hard to turn when at a dead stop for a while so I decided to replace a few parts...
I have now got a new thermostat,water pump,and working on the power steering pump and hose.
Orieley auto gave me the wrong hose so I will get that replaced.
Any advise on pump replacement????
Or anything else you might do while the fan and radiator is out of the way??

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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No one has any advise??
Ok thanx for looking.
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Well I went to Ford to get the right hose. They want $170.00 for a 3'hose!! ( choke )
He asked what was happening with the truck and after explaining that I kept finding what had to be brake fluid slowly dripping off of this particular hose where it goes from metal to a flex hose he said there is NO brake fluid in that hose.
He asked if there had been regular power steering fluid added to the power steering resivoir. There has not.
So back to square one. I can't figure out what this slow drip is. I don't want to spend money on a hose that is not actually leaking,but hate seeing fluid dripping from my truck. Gotta love it!!!

I am just going to put the Rad and all back in with some new antifreeze and wait to see what happens.
Would enjoy hearing any comments from you guys....
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What color is the fluid? Does it look like the ps/trans fluid? My lines leaked in the very same spot. New lines put on...(remember the o rings) and problem solved...

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The fluid is clear. But did not seem like water because it was slick between the fingers. It didn't really have a smell to it.
I cleaned the crap out of the motor today. I will see if it has leaked anything tomorrow when I get home.
I am now wondering if it was diesel???? I could not find any leak at the fuel filter on top of the motor and seems odd that it would still have the driveway spotted after not being started in 2 weeks...... Not sure we will see what it looks like tomorrow

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if it was diesel you would definately be able to smell it. The ps lines go through the master cylinder if its clear maybe a brake line or the master itself is leaking? is the brake fluid full?
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brake fluid has stayed at same level.
Has not leaked anymore since I finished water pump and cleaned the motor real good.
Who knows...we will just have to keep an eye on it
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