Question about Ford F-350
2006 f350 crew 4x4. Replaced p/s pump,booster,put gauges to check pressure? Fluid clean, lifted in air to check steering linkage and turning without load. Still baffled ! I work at a Ford dealer and mechanics said its normal. Thats BS! I replaced the p/s pump so im guessing the screen was new with the pump. I will check for the hell of it. I have a feeling it is suspension under load. The symptom on this truck is not turning when brake applied. Also hard turning when vehicle is on and in park,wont turn.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
I have the same thing with my 2001 f350, I suspect the brakes reduce the pressure to the power steering. I have been looking for a higher performance pump but have not found one that would work. It seems to me that if you increase the working pressure then the brakes won't rob enough to cause the steering wheel to be feel heavy or stop. Or one could covert the system to a vac. boosted brake system, My 1996 F350( I had be for) had a vac. pump driven of the belt. I had it go out pulling my toy hauler, still had some brakes but had to push really hard to get stopped. Might be room under there for both.
Posted on Apr 17, 2013
I have the same problem with a 2003 F350 6.0L diesel, i have been told by the dealer that if your foot is on the brake your steering wont turn because of the same thing aubd was mentioning with the hydrovac. I recently went to another shop and he has an F350 that used to have a similar problem to mine where the powersteering is hard to turn when stopped and your foot wasnt on the brake he said that there is a little microscreen in the pump that is probably clogged. He suggested that I take the high pressure line off and the screen is right there, then just to blow it out.
Hope this helped.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
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