Power steering not working

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
Car was fine; five minutes after a short stop I started car and could hardly turn steering wheel. Checked power steering fluid it was full. Drove home without power steering. Suggestions please. Thanks in advance. Bob
Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 2:11 PM

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Tiny
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Is the belt tight?
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I just checked the belt and it is tight and functioning
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 11:18 AM
Tiny
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Based on how everything happened, I have to believe the pump went out. If you open the pump and start the engine, can you see the fluid moving?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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I have no idea how to open the pump to see if the fluid is moving; Did you mean the reservoir? Thanks, Bob
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 9:54 AM
Tiny
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I just went and checked the revervoir and the fluid is not moving when engine is running
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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Yes, that is what I ment. If nothing is moving, I would say the pump is bad.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, I had car towed to Hall's automotive repair in Central Point, Or. And they are going to replace the pump for abut $250 as compared to Schultz's who estimated $350 to $400. Thanks, Bob
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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Let me know how things work out for you.
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 1:24 AM
Tiny
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Yuo were correct, it was the pump; It was changed and so was the belt. The total price was $256.00. Thanks for your assistance. Bob
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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I'm glad it's fixed. Let us know if you have questions in the future, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 12:04 AM

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