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Old 11-17-2010
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Power steering problems?? 08 Ranger

K so i got a 2008 fx4. I have a body lift with the steering extention. I know when i got my body lift done and the extention put in the steering was quite a bit stiffer than stock, but i got used to that..

NOW, when backing or pulling into parking spots or going around turns and stuff at very low speed the steering barely seems to work. I try and crank the wheel hard but its just so stiff and the truck will barely turn. As well, just the other day i was driving and all of a sudden the power steering basically cut right out for a brief few seconds and i couldnt turn the steerign wheel at all. Also, i went innto a wheel shop to have my tires rebalanced and they noticed my front end seems to have quite a bit fo play side to side to it..

any idea what may cause this? i got a decent level of power steering fluid.

Im confused, i want to take it in for a warrantied inspection and hopefully get it fixed but not sure if my bigger tires will void that warranty, i only have a body lift and that shouldnt void it apparantly.

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Old 11-18-2010
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According to Ford's service manual---Lack of assist or inconsistant assist can be caused by anyone of these issue.
Contaminated PS fluid
Steering gear
Pump itself
or restricted PS lines.
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Old 11-20-2010
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they might say the failure was caused by the extention.
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Old 11-20-2010
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they might say the failure was caused by the extention.
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Old 11-20-2010
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I would not take to it Ford, cause they will point you to the door
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