strange power steering problem- tempature related i think
95 ranger splash 2.3 5 speed 2wd
Since the weather has been turning colder I have been having this problem where on a cold start up where truck has been sitting 6+ hours or so it will not steer unless I give it a good jerk and then all is fine until it sits again. The problem happened once or twice back in September when we had a few cold mornings but it has been pretty consistent the last month or so. Also the problem used to be just to the left but in the last few days it has now gone both ways but like I said once I can finally get it to turn I have 0 problems with it until it sits again.
I tried searching and didn't find anything close to what I am experiencing but maybe I didn't use the right keywords or what have you but if you have a link that will help ill look at it or have any suggestions it would be appreciated.
Replaced parts in June
- power steering pump
- pressure line
- return line
- pressure switch (also replace this again the other day thinking possibly this was problem)
I replaced these parts because of a leak I had and figured why not just replace the whole system.