Originally Posted by cowboykilroy
I agree with the above. I also have an 05 Escape. the p/s pump started making noise, I took a turkey baster and sucked out as much fluid as I could, refilled it and it has been quite ever since
.I also agree DO NOT use fabric softener, It is water based ,no way would that be a good idea. Dennis
Thats funny....I did the same thing today. I waited till my wife wasn't looking, stole her turkey baster and sucked the power steering pump as dry as I could. I reloaded it with the correct ATF,
( MERCON). I did that twice and drove a few miles between each change. That help get rid of almost all of the noise, still noticed a small whine but nothing close to what it was.. Note that the Power Steering pump uses a different ATF than what the Transmission in my 2004 calls for. Page 232 of the 2004 Ranger Owners Guide shows that the transmission uses MERCON V .and the pump uses Mercon. I understand that there are several different types of ATF for vehicles above 2004 and they aren't always interchangeable so be careful. I don't know what the differences are but If that's what Mr Ford says to do than I do it.