Re: no power steering 99 f250?
I wouldn't really know how often it happens but I imagine that if some
debris fell into the pump through the resevoir fill opening, it could become
wedged in the pressure line in such a way as to severly impede the fluid
flow. Something like some bark or leaves from an overhead tree or a little
piece of rubber or plastic that falls in when the cap is off during service
or when checking the level. I guess the actual hose lining could also
collapse causing a restriction too but I would imagine that in that case,
you would see a rupture. I would probably suspect the pump as a primary
problem but if you are like me, you want to be absolutely sure before
spending the money and finding out it was just the hose. I guess, for that
matter, you could always just take off the hose and blow compressed air
through it to find out if it is restricted.
"liteflyer 1" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks Razor, for the idea for checking the pump. I have never had to
> check one before, it was bad or it worked.
> How often do the hoses become blocked? I haven't heard of it happening
> On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 06:00:58 GMT, "Razorblade"
> <TraderNO4SPAMhire@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>Take the drive belt off, remove the pressure line at the steering box and
>>place the end into a clean bucket. If when you manually rotate the pump
>>pulley in the correct direction, you should see PS fluid shoot out the end
>>of the hose. If not, try removing the hose at the pump and rotate again,
>>this time fluid shoots out all over your engine, you have a blocked hose,
>>not... a bad pump. You can skip the first step and go straight to the
>>one if you don't mind PS fluid all over the engine compartment.
>>"liteflyer 1" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>I have a firend that has a 99 F250 2wd gas engine auto trans truck. He
>>> just had the power steering become manual steering. I looked at it and
>>> everything looks ok, hoses , fluid levels, linkage. The only thing I
>>> can think is the pump failed. Anyone else run into this on a late
>>> model truck?