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ford 500 limited: my ford 500 limited just started having a

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my ford 500 limited just started having a hard time turning the steering wheel

Steve :

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Steve :

If the steering wheel is hard to turn and the belt is ok, then the p/s pump has gone out, and it cannot produce enough pressure to turn the wheel. You are going to need to replace the p/s pump to resolve your concern.

Customer:

when the rpms are over 1000 the steering is fine

Steve :

does the pump make any noise? is the fluid full?

Customer:

the pump makes a very slight noise and the fluid is full

Steve :

does it happen all the time or just when the engine is cold?

Customer:

the only it makes a noise is when we are making a hard turn but going down the road it is fine no no hard steering as long as we keep the rpms up

Steve :

You would need to preform a pressure teat on the pump to make sure, but it sounds like to me the p/s pump is bad and it needs to be replaced.

Customer:

ok thanks for the information

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