Mechanics

POWER STEERING WHINE/NOISE

1999 Ford Windstar

Steering problem
1999 Ford Windstar Engine Size unknown Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles

When I drive the Windstar when making turns it will make a whining noise. I have added more power steering fluid and the problem goes away for awhile until I will drive a greater distance (20+ miles) and when I return to town the noise returns. I have checked for leaks underneath but cant seem to find any. Is it time to get a new pump or check to see if the high/low pressure clamps/hoses have leaks? Any help is needed. Driving my wife insane.
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Eyoudaman007
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Eyoudaman007
February 8, 2008.




You can not burn or hide the leak its there you just haven t found it yet
if you are add fluid
you have a leak
if all dry and no leak found
look and check the rack and pinion check the boots at the end if full with P/S fluid

also start van and turn steering to one side all the way and hold it in that position and look for leak
good luck

BMRFIXIT
Feb 8, 2008.


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