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2007ford500 squealcoming from near power steering.is constant,quiets after idle evens.with sound comes bad smell of burning power fluid.sufficient levels.Power steering fluid is black and churns

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There is such a thing as the power steering pump failing, and even disintegrating inside, but that is not common.
Although it is not common for the pump to freeze up, you may wish to have this repaired or replaced sooner rather than later.
God bless your efforts.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016

  • Jeff arrowsmith Jan 01, 2017

    Was alternator burning up.

  • Bill Boyd Jan 01, 2017

    alternators do not turn power steering fluid black so you should be getting the power steering pump tested as well

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Problem in power steering pump
take it to an accredited power steering specialist for pressure checks and proper diagnosis

Posted on Dec 29, 2016

  • Jeff arrowsmith Jan 01, 2017

    Was alternator burning up below the power steering

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SOURCE: 1995 bonneville power steering fluid

i don't know why they make it so hard to find, but this diagram i found helps a lot! i searched for a long time and finally saw this online, hope it helps! http://www.bonnevilleforum.com/t213271/

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SOURCE: 2004 Mini Cooper S w/intermitten power steering failure

Minis have had power steering problems. I wouild contact a dealer and see if theres any updates or service bulletins.

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SOURCE: power steering fluid level

most power steering caps have dipstick attached to the lid,and show a level for warm and cold, if not check the level is approx 1inc below neck...

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SOURCE: groaning noise when turning steering wheel

chances are the power steering pump has seen better days and may need replacement. i dont recomend any additives in these systems. if its making noise, there isnt really alot you can do. dont replace the gear box unless there are leaks.

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Escape leaking red fluid

Sounds like you need a new power steering hose. To verify this, I would dry up any wet areas on the hose and pump with a towel, get a flashlight and start the vehicle and try to determine the exact site of the leak which is usually at the ends of the hoses. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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