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2005 freeslyle power steering problem

I drive the car for 20-30-mins and this noise comes out of the power steering area, is like an airplane taking off, I checked the hose and see no leak, the reservoir fliud is bubling. Is this normal? can the power steering pump go bad so soon. My car has 53,000 mls

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  • ciley Jul 17, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my 2005 Ford Freestyle so there must be something someone can tell us

  • bbcoach16 Aug 05, 2008

    I had to have the power steering pump replaced at 50,000 miles. I took it to the dealer 2 times and they could not hear anything but it was loud and obvious. After the pump was replaced it has been fine.

  • larell Oct 30, 2008

    my ford also sounds like there is a problem everytime I go to turn the sterning wheel. I thought that I needed powersterning fluid but that is not the case..

    I really would like to know what is causing this problem....

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 2005 ford freestyle,

    I wonder if there is a way to have the dealer to recalled this item and replace it for free.


  • jtbenedict Jan 30, 2009

    my exterior temp keeps rising and doesnt tell the proper temp out side. what could the problem be?

  • honeeze
    honeeze Mar 11, 2009

    Mine does this as well. Doesn't matter if it's hot, cold, rainy or nice outside. Whether the car has just been started or I've been driving it awhile. I have no idea either.

  • yugung Apr 28, 2009

    i have 100k miles on mine and the weired thing 'bout is that it only makes this sound during warm weather -crazy right? went today cause it was in the 90's-then they said it would be the steering pump, steering rack and bearings ontop of my front struts---well i was complaining 'bout some other crazy sounds too---well i hope theyre right--for 100k miles i think it was worth it,considering this the only major problem i have---hope the diagnosis is right---just have the steering pump checked --it's like a whinning sound right? and gets louder as you turn wider right? good luck to all of us! will cherish mine forever!



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replace the pump . the pulley takes a special tool you should be able to rent one at autozone

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SOURCE: Power steering fluid leak after $200 repair day earlier...???

sure the hose could be leaking, these are the kind of problems that arise in the auotmotive feild of repairs. take a can of brake clean mabey two and clean the area of good , let it run to find your leak rember make sure the fluid is full and overfluid good luck kdc744

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Hi, it does sound like your on the right track as the noise gets louder when you turn the wheel. without turning the wheel you should have a slight noise that will get louder when you turn the wheel this would then point me to believ the power steering pump needs replacing.

As your not loosing any fluid then the rest of the steering should be ok so changing the pump will solve your problem, just remember to make sure you bleed the pump properly and the steering properly after fitting the new one as not doing this properly could cause damage to seals inside the rack itself causing more problems than you need so double check you have bled all the air out ok.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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SOURCE: Power steering pump

No loud whinning is normal, nor refilling so often; you most likely will have a bad steering pump, but before replacing it check for fluid leaks left on the ground afternight. A broken hose may have provoked damage to the pump by making it work without enough fluid causing it to overheat and damaging the seals. Check for the bad hose first and have it replaced. Good luck

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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!

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