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My power steering has gone out. first it went out to the…

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My power steering has...

My power steering has gone out. first it went out to the left of straight then both ways.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Its total and complete now. when it first started it just up and went out completly everything to the left.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1992 f150 with the 300 straight 6

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. i try to do all my own work. that way i cant yell at anyone if its screwed up. i bought a used pump from a salvage yard no change. Im thinking i got a bad pump

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I was going on line to find pump and gearbox but thought i would make sure what was wrong before I started throwing money around.

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Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago
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can you see the fluid circulating in the resevoir?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I could not tell. I looked in to see if it was throwing foam but did not see any.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have already paid $28 and have not gotten anything but one question. I think I will stick with typing.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

sorry about that that is site automated ignore the requests..

it sounds like you are on the correct path sounds like pump failure and either steering box is bad or the ball joints are frozen... i would jack the frt end and disconnect the tie rods from the knuckles to see if the frt suspebion pivots or if the ball joints are seized...if the ball joint allow the frt end to pivot free then steering box and pump is the answer

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
not long after everything to the left went out then everything to the right followed. would ball joints cause loss to one side of center?
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

as the seize it makes the steering bind...

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. thank you. i will check those before throwing money at parts i may not need. thanks again.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
be glad to give you pos feed once I see if info pans out.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

sure

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Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

any luck

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Just getting home from work. Have not had a chance to crawl under it yet. But I will after dinner, come rain or shine. Not much chance of shine being as its 8:45 pm. Unless its moonshine. Lol.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 11 months ago

lol good luck

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
All is good.
Ford Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago

then its box and pump

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