Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Noisy Power Steering Pump
I've got a 95 F-150 with I-6, manual with a power steering pump that just won't shut up. It whines worse than my kids.
Started by checking the front end for anything loose, too tight or binding. Then greased everything! When I changed the front axle, it got all new joints, seals, springs shocks. Still the whine! Tried having a flush done. Waste of money but it gave my cousin some work. (Took it to his work to have it done) Added Wynn's to it at the same time. Still whining! There are no leaks, no kinked hoses or lines, no loose bolts. It has a new belt. Steers beautifully. No pulls, shudders, resistance of any kind. My work truck doesn't steer this good. I can't get rid of the whine without trying pump and box change outs. Anyone else have this problem and did you solve it and if so how? Need some ideas of something I might be missing other than it's natural for Fords to do this. I'm going deaf from having to turn the radio up so loud. And it's even harder to sneak up on some poor unsuspecting honda!
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