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Old 12-17-2007
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power steering

is everyones power steering mucho loud?
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No... Did you check the fluid? Is it full... Is it dark or discolored? Might need to flush your fluid out.....
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how do u flush out your power steering
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On Fords this is an age old issue.

If yours is noisy the damage is done. But you can make it better until it goes out. Change the fluid and use the valvoline high milage mercon V tranny fluid.

btw, I change mine by loosening the fitting on the rack right in the center of the vehicle. When you drain it that way it'll change about 1/2 the fluid. You might want to change it and then in a week or so change it again.

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Take it somewhere and have it done, they juse hook the machine up to it... start it up, suck it out, put new in, suck it out, put new in... turn the wheel all the way back and forth 20 times, suck it out, put new in... etc.. keep doing this until there is no more dark fluid left...

Its easier to jus take it somewhere though..

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use tranny fluid??!!
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You can use tranny fluid... But i would just use power steering fluid.. Tranny fluid is suppose to lube better and help the pump seals.. but i wouldnt use it in my truck.. Its up to you
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Maybe you guys ought to read your owners manual.. as for what fluid Ford says to use.

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Mine was getting a little noisy, so i drained and refiled the reservoir and drove it for about 100 miles, did that three times to cycle the fluid. On the last time i put 3/4 bottle of Lucas power steering fluid in and it quited down a bit.
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