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Power steering sometimes weak almost as if it was not

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power steering sometimes weak almost as if it was not working at all. Then at times it works fine. Had a power steering flush done, it helped a little but problem still there. 1999 lincoln continental. Any ideas?
JA: Have you checked the power steering fluid? Will the wheel turn at all?
Customer: yes and yes as
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JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: did you read my original entry?
JA: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

Hello Im Chris and I can assist you. Sounds like you need a p/s pump. Has it ever been replaced?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no but what puzzles me is that it does work properly at times, and when it is stiff it is not as stiff as it is with engine off
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

Thats common. A pump doesnt have to fail completely. Theres valves in there that regulate pressure they can be sticking or bad.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

It doesnt feel like its binding right?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

I would definitely replace the pump.

Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

If I have answered your questions please rate me so I can get credit for my time. I will leave this open so If you have any further questions i can answer them. Thank You and Good Luck!

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will let you know if this fixes the problem but it may be a few days Thanks
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 5 months ago.

Ok ill be here. Dont forget to rate me please.

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