Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
You have air in the system, to clear you need to crack a line of the rack and pinon one side at a time slightly turn the wheel to the left with the line cracked until you get no air coming out. Shut engine down and fill pump reservoir and repeat for other side, once you have the air out shut engine off tighten hose to rack. Next start engine and turn steering wheel all the way to the left then all the wat yo the right this should clear all air out of system, be sure not to let fluid run out of power steering reservoir. When turning the wheel if it shakes you know you have air in the system once you have moved the steering wheel back and forth to full travel both ways it should clear up after 5 times of cycling if it does not you may have a defective power steering pump and I will tell you how to test after you have done these test. Just post here when you have done the test if it does not clear up.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
This happened to me in my car when the fluid was low. I would image that it would be noisy at lower speeds since resistance from the tires will be higher at low speeds. After using the car for a while did you notice any decrease in power steering fluid. If you do, you may try to fill it up as it may have taken time for the fluid to circulate the system. I would advise to have the engine bay cleaned when inspecting, check the underside of the car for leaks, you may also be loosing fluids. Check the power steering hoses if they are connected properly. If the hydraulics are ok we might be looking at issues in the gears. You may want to look at the box at the end of the steering column under the hood where the steering rack meets (Fluids do flow there so you may want to check for leaks there as well).
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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