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post #1 of 13 Old 05-26-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Really hard to turn

Hey guys i got another question. I a 2006 f350. When i am parked or triyng to park man.......its so hard to turn my wheel left or right. It feels like i have no power steering. But when i am on the road driving it feels normal and i can turn the wheel easily. Is this normal guys? Thx for ur help.
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Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? It is identical to what you are describing.

Is it normal? Not if you have a properly functioning truck with power steering.

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check your fluid level. might be needing a pump if the level is good depending on output pressure. does it clunk or click?

I have seen crappy balljoints/tie rod ends cause hard steering as well
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When your in park, Rev up the engine a little, and try turning the wheel... Just rev it to like 1,000 or 1,250.. Don't go crazy... If your having a hard time turning the wheel at no speed your most likely experiencing a failing/failed pump. Rev'ing the engine up some could bring your line pressure up enough to assist in turning, If it it does than thats your culprit..

If it does not, I'd look into ball joins/Tie Rod/ Pitman arm, all of your front steering components. and see if anything feels excessively wobbly.

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Do you have oversized tires? I have added hydraulic steering to move my big tires. Stock size tires should not be an issue.

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Power steering pump is shot. I had this exact same problem with mine before I swapped out the pump for a new one. Now I can turn the steering wheel with one finger just sitting in the driveway.

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Power steering pump is shot. I had this exact same problem with mine before I swapped out the pump for a new one. Now I can turn the steering wheel with one finger just sitting in the driveway.
^^^ What Bryan said. My old pump did the same thing but also whined a bunch, so I KNEW mine was shot.


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Thx for guys help. How much does a new pump cost? Kind of early for the pump to out eh? Only has 62k on it.


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It happens. Mine only had 130K and went out. They are around $120 from Ford. Only get them from Ford. Don't buy them from Vatozone or anything like that.

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Ok thx man for the tip.


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