2002 FORD WINDSTAR POWER STEERING

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  • Trafford
  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR

Steering problem
2002 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 48,500 miles

When the engine heats up, not when the engines cold, and when I make hard turns I can hear the power steering pump really make a louder than usual noise. The fluid level is fine, and the vehicle is okay to drive. I'm wondering if I have to change the pump. Like I said it's only noisy when the engine has been running for awhile.

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Monday, July 28th, 2008 AT 8:13 PM

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  • Cbpprusty
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Hi. This might sound crazy but it worked for me. My P/S Pump on my 2002 Windstar was very loud. Before I replacing it I decided to drain the old fluid, flush with synthetic P/S fluid and then refill with syn. Fluid. Now it's quiet as a mouse. Good luck.

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Monday, August 18th, 2008 AT 1:43 PM
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  • Rainesrw4220
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FYI - I had the same problem. I thought the pump needed to be replaced too. My Mechanic flushed the power steering system and replaced the PS fluid with synthetic. No more noise!

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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 9:14 AM

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