1988 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 147000 miles
About a month ago I replaced the steering gear box and power steering pump along with new hoses on my 1988 F-150. Everything worked great until this morning when a loud grinding noise could be heard inside the cab apparently from the power steering pump. The sound only occurs when the steering wheel is turned, however, even the slightest pull on the wheel produces the sound leaving me to believe the new pump is faulty. Am I on the right track or are there other things that could cause this? Is there something I can do to check the pump before pulling it off (as this is incredibly fun on this vehicle, ha).
Thank you for your help.
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 12:09 PM