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Icon4 pwer steer pump...goin out

ok i got a 3.0l flex and the dang power steering is about loud as crap an annoying and its about to go out on me... so does anyone have any idea what the best brand is and the quietest!!! lol

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all ford pumps are loud, all aftermarket rebuilds are louder.

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wow great help.... lol well any suggestions on a stronger pump? that will help handle a larger tire?
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ha


i would look towards sas for a steering suspension to hold i bigger tire.. but you still have the noisy pump
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ford power steering systems have been loud sense the late 70's, maybe longer then you have been alive!

i think ford went to the plastic type pump in 78 or 79 and have been using it ever sense, however most of the newer models have a different and improved system.
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only thing you can really do it flush out the old fluid with some fresh synthetic atf fluid.

yes, the ford power steering pumps use atf fluid, do not put power steering fluid in it.
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ehhhh... that might be why its going out cuz my idiotic dad thinks he knows everything about my truck cuz he owned a 1995 model 4x4 ranger that set fire. "it caught on fire" but besides the fact he thinks he knows everything so he put ryal purple full synthetic in my power steering after we flushed it im not sure if thats gonna be fine if yall think that will do then let me know cuz ill go get the right fluid tomorrow or just go ahead and buy a entirely brand new power steering pump for when mine finaly kills over and dies
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mines goin strong on P/S fluid
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did he put power steering fluid in it or atf fluid?
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you never put atf in a steering rack
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you never put atf in a steering rack
the ford system calls for atf.

not to sound like an ***, but look in your owners manual, ford has been using atf fluid in their power steering systems for decades.

http://www.contour.org/archive/showf...view=collapsed

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/86...d-part-ii.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0064007AArs4V4
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well ima flush it out and get me the highest grade atf fluid i can get my hands on thanks!
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Yeah no in my truck (manual 4x4) my truck takes ATF in the steering pump, transmission, and transfer case. I carry 4 bottles of ATF and 4 bottles of just 5w-30.

Mine is going out to. I'm going to research how much it would be to convert to manual steering. Its way to much to get one of those after market pumps. Plus when your driving manual steering isn't that bad, just when you in a parking lot but I'm sure I'd get use to it.

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ill look tomorrow daniel. i was always told that atf will swell the seals in a rack and make it leak
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