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Old 05-17-2009, 09:55 AM
pmadill pmadill is offline
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Default 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?
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:26 PM
fcfanatic fcfanatic is offline
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I would take it straight back to the garage who fixed her up. I read a ford review on this and it is uncommon for this noise to occur. Is your power steering fluid still clear. any signs of water!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:54 PM
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take it back, but odds are they are going to say it is the pump from the fuild running low
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