F250 Power Steering Problem???

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 07:30
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For F250 owners please.
Is it normal for the power steering to not work when the vehicle is stationary, but works quite well when moving?
Or do I have a problem?
Regards Peter.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 07:36

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 07:36
Hi Peter,

I have never found our steering to be one finger light when parked, it is not stiff nor difficult but not light like the past Cruisers ive owned, once slightly moving it feels fine i put this down to the larger tyres i have fitted and weight over the axle.

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Reply By: Geriatric Gypsys - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 07:01

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 07:01
Hi Peter,
We had a similar problem with one of ours when you were stationary or trying to park,unfortunately it would not play up when we took it to the dealer and they wouldnt believe me and my diagnosis.(Which was either the pump or steering box.)
After four visits to the dealer and leaving it with them for a week it finally happened to them.Replaced the power steering pump and no more problems.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 00:38

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 00:38
Hi Guys

The problem you talk about is quite normal.
The power steering and the brakes all run off one pump as engine revs are increased so does pump output.

You can buy after market high volume pumps on the powerstroke web site.
JUST TRY A LITTLE LEFT FOOT BRAKING and increase the revs you will see your steering is lighter.

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Follow Up By: Tassie Bushies - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 08:13

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 08:13
Thanks fellers,
Have a service coming up real soon, so I thought I would check, it IS quite heavy so will talk to them, just needed some others info.
Happy travelling.
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