Mechanics

RACK AND PINION

2000 Ford Ranger

Steering problem
2000 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 73k miles

hi guys, when turning the wheels, while its running, I get a grinding/ metal on metal noise. No fluid loss. Is there a way to check if there is a blockage or internal leak on the rack?
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Sly001
January 30, 2008.




Hi there.

I work at the plant that manufactures the rack and pinion for Ford Rangers. Are you sure the sound is coming from the rack? As far as internal leakage goes, if you had internal leakage, it would feel as though you didn't have hydraulic assist. If the sound is coming from the rack area, then I would suggest looking at the tie rods, ball joints, or other steering linkage. If the sound is coming from the engine compartment, you may have a power steering pump going bad. Anyway, I hope this info helps.

Ron.

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Jsmwrench
Mar 30, 2008.


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