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Old 09-02-2013
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Power Steering intermittently stops working

Hi I'm new here. Just got a 98 Ranger XLT 4x2 2.5 auto. The power steering intermittently stops working after I stop and start to move again. As long as I'm driving it seems to work fine. I have checked the fluid it is fine. The belt was making noise and I put belt dressing on it and that stopped. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-04-2013
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remove the belt and try to turn the power pump by hand

check for play in the pump bearings , sounds like the pump is failing
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