When I turn my wheel left or right it's like my power steering is out but when I give it gas it loosens up, what could the problem be?

Asked by Apr 27, 2015 at 10:53 PM about the 2004 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yes the power steering fluid is full,
and it only whines a tad bit when
moving the wheel while sitting still.

3 Answers

20

I had the same problem not long after my belt ended up falling off because the whole power steering piece that helps hold the belt fall off had too replace the whole power steering and works fine mine sounded a little more like chirping tho

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
82,995

It is possible that the pump just isn't making the pressure it use to make at idle, a shop can usually test power steering pressures. The only other thing I can think of right now is there could be some build up in the control valves, but that usually only happens if the fluid is dirty. You might try putting in a little power punch in the pump, see if that helps if you don't want to have the pressure tested.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15,980

The belt could be slipping. The fluid in the pump could be low (indicating a leak). The fluid can be contaminated with water (happens over time). The pump can be going out. Contaminated fluid can clog up the rack and pinion. If the fluid is dark, change it, Bleed the entire system with new fluid before you begin throwing parts at the problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 205,087 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,779.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,640
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,120
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,743 Great Deals out of 149,176 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,057 Great Deals out of 58,734 listings starting at $1,599
Used Dodge Ram 1500
527 Great Deals out of 13,262 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
476 Great Deals out of 41,915 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tundra
643 Great Deals out of 27,762 listings starting at $3,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
713 Great Deals out of 32,123 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Mustang
582 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,369 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Titan
244 Great Deals out of 15,281 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford Explorer
1,206 Great Deals out of 71,146 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Ranger
228 Great Deals out of 7,053 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
320 Great Deals out of 17,607 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
489 Great Deals out of 25,896 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
703 listings starting at $34,891
2016 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 4,509 listings starting at $28,830
2015 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 942 listings starting at $29,898
2014 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 615 listings starting at $19,485
2013 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,065 listings starting at $18,999