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Old 06-15-2011, 06:12 PM
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Default Power steering issue? Abnormal noise

When turning the steering wheel there is an abnormal noise from the power steering that seems very odd. The steering works fine but I was wondering if anyone knows a fix to the whining sound as it can be heard even over the engine.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Power steering issue? Abnormal noise

Nope, those pumps are that noisy.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:02 PM
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Nope, those pumps are that noisy.
I know people with rangers that do not sound anything like this.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:08 PM
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my ranger does it, my brothers explorer does it, and my dads f150 does it, what can we say? its a ford thing...
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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It's the pump. It will be fine for a while but if it's really bothering you, get a rebuilt one from Ford and Ford only. I did the aftermarket thing and the new pump was louder that the old one. It's all better now with the Ford rebuilt one.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:11 PM
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It's the pump. It will be fine for a while but if it's really bothering you, get a rebuilt one from Ford and Ford only. I did the aftermarket thing and the new pump was louder that the old one. It's all better now with the Ford rebuilt one.
And Im assuming they want an arm and a leg + two children for it? How easy was it to install?
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:58 PM
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you can always tell a ford in a parking lot
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:15 AM
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And Im assuming they want an arm and a leg + two children for it? How easy was it to install?
They aren't cheap. Installation and removal is pretty straight forward. You will need a special removal and installation tool for the pulley but you can get that at any auto parts store for pretty cheap. Make sure you lube the pulley hole where the shaft goes before installing to keep it from binding up. I used white lithium grease.

This site lists the pump for $93.31 before core charge. I don't remember the exact price when I did mine but I'm sure it was more than that.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:08 AM
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my 2011 wines, my dad's f250 does it, its a ford thing like said above
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