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pmadill 05-17-2009 09:55 AM

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?

fcfanatic 05-20-2009 01:26 PM

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!!!

98blownranger 05-20-2009 01:54 PM

take it back, but odds are they are going to say it is the pump from the fuild running low

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