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Old 06-28-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Noise When Steering

So, I haven't had my Ranger too long but it makes this weird noise when I steer. It doesn't squeak or anything like that just kind of a weird noise thats hard to explain. It only happens when I steer the wheel. I have nooo idea what the hell it is.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:44 AM
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Kind of a whirring noise? If thats it I think it is pretty common. I have heard that its just loud power steering, mine makes that whirring noise but hasn't had any problems I know of.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:10 PM
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Yea. Steering pump? Mine does it from time to time.
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Default Re: Noise When Steering

sounds like the typical ford power steering pump to me
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:23 PM
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sounds like the typical ford power steering pump to me
What I was thinking, nothing to worry about.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:49 PM
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i think i've heard the same thing... i didn't know what it was. haha. i'm glad to hear it is a common thing.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:50 PM
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Dont trip its fords power steering known to sound like the millenium falcon.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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you could check to see if it's low on fluid, if it is the noise will get louder.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:49 PM
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Its a ford thing, mine whines like a mother f*ucker..
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:41 PM
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That's the sound of a Ford Ranger. My old 98 would scream!
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:54 AM
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Haha thanks guys! Glad to see I'm not the only one and that it's common.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: Noise When Steering

mine is not whinning, i was told its in the rack and pinon steering . soulation is to add a power steering additive. i was told there are plastic seals in there that need lubricated
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:58 PM
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Haha thanks guys! Glad to see I'm not the only one and that it's common.
is it like a rubbing whirring sound? cus if it is mine does that too it kinda does it when I hit the breaks ima try that power steering additive and sea if it helps me
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:29 AM
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Default Re: Noise When Steering

use caution on an additive some have stop leak, and if its not leaking you do not need stop leak. i believe lucas makes one. i changed my power steering fluid to synthetic, will let you know if that works, fluid was brown any way at 70,000 miles
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:04 AM
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I'm STILL trying to get my system all flushed out on the '98 from years of neglect. The fluid is a reddish color now but it still doesn't look like what come out of the bottle.
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