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Power steering I started up my 96 Aerostar and it was very cold and the truck had been setting for 2 weeks. The power steering makes a very strange noise. I check the oil level and it was fine however it was changing level. So then I let it run for about ten minutes. The power steering was still making noise. I tried to drive the truck and I could not turn the steering. I was just trying to backup the truck and miss a vehicle in the driveway and I had to stop backing up because I would hit the parked vehicle. I was trying very hard and could not turn the van. I think some valve is frozen and is causing this. What do you think is causing this. P.S. When I parked the van it was running perfectly. I started up my 96 Aerostar and it was very cold and the truck had been setting for 2 weeks. The power steering makes a very strange noise. I check the oil level and it was fine however it was changing level. So then I let it run for about ten minutes. The power steering was still making noise. I tried to drive the truck and I could not turn the steering. I was just trying to backup the truck and miss a vehicle in the driveway and I had to stop backing up because I would hit the parked vehicle. I was trying very hard and could not turn the van. I think some valve is frozen and is causing this. What do you think is causing this. P.S. When I parked the van it was running perfectly. I started up my 96 Aerostar and it was very cold and the truck had been setting for 2 weeks. The power steering makes a very strange noise. I check the oil level and it was fine however it was changing level. So then I let it run for about ten minutes. The power steering was still making noise. I tried to drive the truck and I could not turn the steering. I was just trying to backup the truck and miss a vehicle in the driveway and I had to stop backing up because I would hit the parked vehicle. I was trying very hard and could not turn the van. I think some valve is frozen and is causing this. What do you think is causing this. P.S. When I parked the van it was running perfectly.

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Quite often ford steering pumps make noise, but if it is hard to steer, the fluid is probably low. First check underneath to see if there is a puddle, if there is then find and fix the leak. next, start it and get it to normal op. temp., while idling, pull the pump plug/ dipstick, check the level, add fluid if necessary. Steer the wheels back and forth a time or two, then check the level again. Double check underneath, visually inspect for puddles/wet spots. does the problem change after these steps? Theres not likely any water in it, therefore freezing isn't likely. Hope this helps.

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