Re: Power steering went out - advice wanted
This may sound like a simple question, but did you check the belt?
"Jimbo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I had my power steering go out last night while I was merging onto a
> highway. It almost felt like something popped but that could be what
> it feels like when the power steering pump went out. I need some
> advice on whether its the pump or whether it could be the gear box.
> The pump isn't making its regular F-150 power steering pump noises, so
> that is what immediately presented itself as the problem. I pulled
> over to check it out, rolled my window down and watched as I turned the
> wheel. Gave me tons of resistance and then "groaned" a little. I
> released the wheel and it started spraying fluid out of the cap vent
> The truck is a 88 F150 L6 4.9L.
> Thanks in advance for the help.