Power Steering '97 4.0 V6
Hey guys, I have a '97 Ranger that started whining a while back. I noticed the Power steering was getting stiff and the noise would get louder as I turned the steering wheel from stop to stop. The power steering fluid resevoir was pretty low so I filled it back up, noise got better, but then it came back a week later and it was low on fluid. I replaced the pump and the pressure lines myself which helped alot, but it was still losing fluid, just at a slower rate. Took it to the dealer and had the steering gear replaced, only because I didn't have the stuff to do it myself. They told me the system would still squeal because it had to "aerate", needless to say 2 weeks later it still whines. Maybe it's the pump I self installed, but not sure. Ideas? similiar problems?