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Steering noise and shutter probems on 1995 ford explorer ltd

Just replaced the power steering pump. Still, when turning the wheel the car shutters and the pump makes a slight whining noise.

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Have you bled all air out of the system after refit?
Check the oil level and for any signs of air in the oil.

To bleed the system, you must turn the wheel from lock to lock, whilst topping up the power steering fluid. After a dozen turns or so, stop the engine, and allow the air in the fluid to rise out over several minutes.
Restart the engine, and work from lock to lock another dozen times or so, checking the oil level again.

After doing all that, is there still air in your system?
Is the power steering drive belt slack?

If everything is normal and operating properly, then you may have an issue with your steering rack.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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  • Wilf Rennecke Nov 04, 2012

    Thank you.

  • Wilf Rennecke Nov 04, 2012

    I had a new pump installed in a shop, had taken it back already with my complaint.They said they had put in some "Conditioner" and said to drive it for a while ???Even when I took it away from the shop I could tell it was not right, especially the shutter. I will try your suggestiones and see what happens. Thanks again, Wilf

  • Jamie Alton
    Jamie Alton Nov 04, 2012

    Your welcome. I hope this helps. Do keep us posted please as everyone can learn from your experience with your issue. :)

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SOURCE: my ford explorer steering is stiff when turn in

did you bleed it good? there might be some trapped air inside the pump

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This is usually caused from air in the power steering system. On more then one occasion i've experienced this after doing a brake job or an alignment. Because you turn the wheels with out the engine running you move power steering fluid throughout the system aerating it. The fix is to simply turn the wheel lock to lock repeatedly with the engine on and parked. This will "bleed" the system. Oddly Explorers are the only vehicle i've ever seen this happen to. Unfortunately it looks like you replaced the wheel bearing needlessly.

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Check fluid level could be low.

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SOURCE: My 2003 Ford Windstar whines when turning the steering wheel.

The power steering pump has gone bad. Consider replacing it because if serviced it will still show this sign in a little while.

Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1998 ford taurus power steering makes loud whining noise

it may not be the pump its self it could be just the belt or the pulley, if it is whining. if its grinding then that would be more that the pump is faulty of it may have air in the system.

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