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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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