Re: Power Steering
Originally Posted by redranger6996
This 99 Ranger of mine has a loud whining coming from what I think is the power steering pump. Still works properly, full of fluid just loud and obnoxious no leaks either. Any thoughts? Never been replaced over 200,000 miles
i would replace the fluid.(Mercon ATF) i use a turkey baster with a hose at the end and suck the pump dry..fill it up drive and do it a few more times.......these pumps are normally a little noisy it is part of the design, however if it is different then it has been you might want to replace. although i am a big proponent of MC parts in some applications i use aftermarket. I put the AZ pump in my truck 2 years ago and it has been fine. I think it cost $23.
2004 Ext Cab, 4WD, 4.0, Auto, 146k. (4.0 engine is out of a 2009 Ranger w/96k) ( as of 3/10/2016)
2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 116k.(6/5,2014) (SOLD).
1999 Ford Ranger, Reg Cab, 2.5, 5 speed, 2WD, no AC, 150k (SOLD).