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Old 11-23-2008
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power steering

when in turn my power steering whines so loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!! since about 40000 miles it has done this ! I want it gone .............if u know what i need tell me and ima order the stuff today ..............people where laughing at me at a mudbog last night because of it..........its really getting to me lol
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Old 11-23-2008
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I'm pretty sure the power steering whine is a Ranger thing.
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Old 11-23-2008
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Suck out the old fluid, refill with synthetic ATF. Drive for a day or so.

Repeat until you've used a full quart of synthetic ATF.

Others say Lucas PS treatment works. I've never used it, because ^^^ works.
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Old 11-23-2008
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its a ford thing
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Old 11-23-2008
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My ranger never did that...

Are you leaking power steering fluid? Is the resevoir full? What color is the fluid?

I would suggest getting it flushed out.. And maybe look into a new pump..

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Old 11-24-2008
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Its a ranger thing. The only thing you really can do is flush the fluid out and put new fluid in like stated above. Personally mine has never done it *knocks on wood*
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Old 11-24-2008
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Welcome to the world of owning a Ford. I think almost ever Ford truck I have owned has had the power steering noise. My fix for it is either a crazy loud exhaust or turn your radio up loud enough that you don't hear it.
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Old 11-24-2008
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mine does it, but not too loud. I can hear it in the cab if I listen for it, but I might try sum new fluid like stated above.
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