Question about 2005 Ford Freestyle
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
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
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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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
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
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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!
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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