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Old 02-22-2006
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are all ranger's power steering pumps loud or is it just mine. my fluids aren't low but how often are you suppose to flush the system?
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mines loud as hell too expecially when its cold, its a ford thing
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hey how much was that fx4 shifter
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Old 02-23-2006
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mine isnt loud

tho its a 91 so i think it has a different system
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Old 02-23-2006
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Ford Powersteering systems have ALWAYS been loud, they have quieted down some, but if your fluid is not red it is time to flush it. if its a dark red, or black it could cause it to make noise. it is recommended to flush it every 30k depending on the condition of the fluid. i have flushed mine 3 times .... every 15k haha I dont want my pump to go to ****.
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My ps fluid was purple from the factory on my last few vehicles, so you cannot go simply by the color. Ford recommends using ATF for the ps, but what it comes with from the factory is not red. I also have a 2001 F-350, which are famous for having very loud ps pumps, I added a little of the lucas ps fluid and the noise has gone away compleatly and it has been over 2 years since adding it.
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hum, all the cars i have worked on have been red atf in it ....
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Thats what the manual says should be used, but every new car/truck I have had for many years has been factory filled with a purple fluid.
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thats wierd ..... hum .... cause i see new cars everyday.... meh oh well who woulda thunk purple ....

on a side note .... do you have pictures of that TA rear girdle on your truck??
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Mines loud as heck and mine just likes to squirt all over inside the engine bay and than get on the block and smell like crap.
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mine doesnt make noise but it sure eats the fluid like crazy. ive never figured out ford pwr steerings .. they always lose fluid on me with no leaks .
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I never took a picture of the girdle, but I will get one when I get home from work. I'm not sure how to post the picture though, so I may need some help.
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I have the picture of the girdle on my computer now, but still cant figure out how to post it on here.
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I sort of figured it out, just cannot seen to get it to come up any bigger so the bottom isn't cut off.


I got it now!!!

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