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Power Steering Pump Problems?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by stormchaser, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. stormchaser

    stormchaser Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    HEY ALL :waving: NEW TO THE SITE. I HAVE A 2000 FORD F350 SUPER CAB WITH A V10 RUNNING 8.5 EZ V WHEN THE PLOW IS ON THE TRUCK AT IDLE WITH THE BLADE RAISED SOMETIMES THE POWER STEERING IS REAL DIFFICULT TO TURN.JUST WONDERING IF ANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT THIS WOULD BE.ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT.:drinkup:
     
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    That is a lot of weight on those front tires. You should always be rolling, even a little bit, before attempting to turn. Obviously, this isn't always possible but it should be the norm rather than the exception. Less wear and tear on the whole steering system. You will find this is a very common trait of heavy pickup trucks with plows... the ps isn't designed for it and is blowing the excess pressure back to the reservoir.
     
  3. stormchaser

    stormchaser Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    THANKS FOR THE INFO BUT IS THERE A DIFERENT BY PASS VALVE YOU CAN PUT IN? ANYTHING TO ASSIST IN THOSE TIGHT SPOTS?