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2000 F250 Powerstroke power steering

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by plowin-fire, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Power steering has been slowly declining in assist at low rpms. Put the 810 back on for the season for prep and the power steering doesnt work at idle. Works somewhat ok with plow off... Is my pump failing or would a fluid change be of benefit? Suggestions?
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Have you looked at the belt wear indicator? Belt tensioner may be tired?
  3. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Pump replacement, happened to one of mine a few years back.
  4. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Belt new, tensioner ok. Order a Motorcraft pump this morning. Will report results. Going to do a flush and put in synthetic ATF as well.
  5. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 40

    Check Ur Balljoints.
    They may be too tight, been there done that after pump also.
    Mine was growling tho.
    Good thing it was on Fords dime.
    I also notice a big differance bet sum & winter tires and what
    Type of surface theyre on.
    Concrete it tougher and seems to produce more friction vs
    Just my. 02
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011