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Old 10-30-2007
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My steering is really loud.

My power steering has always been pretty loud, but lately it seems to be louder. I made sure i had enough fluid and i do. It just seems to be really loud, like whines alot when i turn. Anyone know what the problem could be, or is it just loud because its a ford?

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its a ford. lol. i make heads turn, usually its not for the good things of the truck :P
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Typical Ford. The Ranger isn't doing it yet (yet being the key) but the Bronco does all the time.
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yeah my friend's bronco does it too. i wish it wouldnt do that, but i dont really care. trucks can make noises.
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Drain it and add synthetic trans fluid thats what I did and the noise went down about half
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the only noise I have from my truck is this sloshing sound from the drivers side around 2700 rpms when accellerating
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It's a ford...
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the only fix i know of is to drive a chevy/dodge/honda ect...
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Drain it and add synthetic trans fluid thats what I did and the noise went down about half



Same here. I just turkey-baster sucked the old fluid out of the reservoir, refilled, worked the steering back and forth, repeat, repeat, repeat until it was nice and clean-looking SYNTHETIC ATF.

Much Quieter.
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this is my first ford but is this just a common noise for them. on my pontiacs when this noise came up when turning it ment the powersteering needs flushed or the PS pump is going bad.
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After I did a road side fix on my Rangers Power steering line it was loud when I got it home so I pulled the preasure line off on one side and held it in a bucket and had my Dad start the truck and turn the wheel back and forth. When no more fluid would come out I just put the line back on and refilled it and work the steering back forth and now you can't hear it at all over the engine. Oh and I just used normal power steering fluid.

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I wonder if got a pump from a different company...if it would be better, as far as making noise goes.
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Search and you will find many have tried that and ended up with a new noisy pump.

Not all, but some. I think it's worth trying an $8 quart of synthetic ATF in it. Worked for a lot of us.
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