02 Ford F250 DSL 4X4 57K - I have been having issues with losing power steering at or slightly above idle. My pump is also making a whining noise like a pump does when it is low on fluid, however mine is full. I just found out there may be a filter in line for this system. Any suggestions on repairs? I am deciding to either rebuild the unit or replace with a reman unit. I have read that when replacing, this is when the filter should be changed. It is an inline filter and I do not see one. Could my filter be plugged or is this a common problem for Fords?
Most ford power steering pumps are noisy might just be normal.
June, 11, 2007 AT 10:13 AM
Your problem sounds exactly like mine, is it also hard to turn when backing up or parallel parking? My friend who is a mechanic says it's a common problem, he wants me to bring it in and test the pump pressure, I don't know of an inline filter, I'll ask him about that. I've driven a 2001, same truck, different year and it steers perfectly!