F150 MAKES NOISE AND LEAKS ALL FLUID FROM A BIG (

1998 Ford F-150

Tiny

berga1234

July, 28, 2010 AT 10:25 AM

Steering problem
1998 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 220, 00 miles

i noticed a noise last night in my power steering. I stopped to check and seen the fluid just pouring out. I put more in and seen that it was coming from a little box that is located under the engine near the axle. The box has a big nut or bolt on the bottom of it? I would like to know what the name of the pice is thats leaking and any suggestions of what can be done to stop the leak?

thank you

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3 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

July, 28, 2010 AT 10:38 AM

Hi berga1234,

Thank you for the donation.

You must be referring to the sterring gear assy. The big nut that you referred to, is it holding an arm that is linked to the steering linkages to the wheels?

If yes, the to rectify the leakage, the steering gear assy has to be rebuilt or replaced.

Tiny

berga1234

July, 28, 2010 AT 11:05 AM

Im pretty sure this is where the fluid is coming from??


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/555536_Picture_048_1.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/555536_Picture_049_1.jpg

Tiny

KHLow2008

July, 28, 2010 AT 6:42 PM

Yes, that is the steering gear assy and the item that causes the leakage at the lower part is the oil seal.

The labor time for removal and overhauling it is 2.7 hour as yours is a 2WD.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SteeringGear98F150_1.jpg



Item #4 is the part that is leaking, it is known as the sector shaft kit.

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