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I have a 2008 F350 6.4 Desel with 110,000 miles on it .ford

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Hi , I have a 2008 F350 6.4 Desel with 110,000 miles on it .ford replaced the hydropump last year and two weeks ago my steering was acting up .checked power steering fluid and found water mixed in , ford did a powersteering flush , charged me and said it was all good , that was two weeks ago .will know the water is back and the fluid is half pint low. Do you think it's the hydro pump again ? Maybe they never changed it but rebuilt the original . That bill was 22 and change . Your opinion please
JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?
Customer: Two weeks after the flush . Steering was acting up
JA: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No ford has been doing the job at a price , they want the truck for a few days to see were the problem is .
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I want to know if he thinks the job was done right the first time with the hydro pump
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Before I bring it back in . How else would water be getting in the power steering unit. Maybe they just rebuilt the original and charged me 2200 and change
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They even charged me time and labor 550 for the flush two weeks ago .now water is back
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will check back later , or call me at(###) ###-#### Ernie . Thank you
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This is a pressurized system so if water were able to get in, power steering fluid would be able to spray out with extreme pressure. The only way I can see water getting into this system is from a faulty cap on the reservoir allowing splashed water from the road and wheels to get into the system.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That is not the case . The lid is on tight and ford just did a powering steering flush two weeks ago because of the same problem . Now what.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Are you 100% sure the system had water in it? There is no other place for water to get into this system other than the cap.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm sure , it happened the first time when the Hydro pumped failed .and was replaced , maybe they did not flush it right the first and second time and water was still in the system.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

I will have to opt out because I can not see a way for there to be no leaks but to allow water in. Best of luck.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No thank you . Paid enough to already .thanks
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No thank you , have a nice day .
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

You too.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No calls I'm finished with this ,
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

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