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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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power steering fluid

So my power steering has been whining the past few days, so I looked and the fluid level is crazy low. Like a couple inches below the low level line.. So I have a leak somewhere.. That's great. So when I figure out the leak and go to refill it, should I fill it when it's running? Or do it cold?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 12:11 PM
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07 F-150's are common to spring a leak in the High Pressure Power Steering Line. Fill it while it's warm as long as there is fluid in it. Look into Motorcraft Semi Synthetic Mercon V for the fluid as well, it has better cold flow than regular Mercon V.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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continuing on with my incredibly bad luck with vehicles, my steering rack is pooched.. got two different mechanics to look at it and the rack itself is leaking from both ends and a line coming into it is looking pretty rough too. so looks like im gonna have to bite the bullet and find a new steering rack. any suggestions on where to get one at a good cost?? gonna start calling around to some local wrecking yards tomorrow to see what i can dig up.
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