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Px ford ranger loss of power steering at low revs not after…

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Px ford ranger loss...

Px ford ranger loss of power steering at low revs not long after driving through a very small river crossing

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

No noises fluid good

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ranger?

2012

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

Nothing

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

No don't think so

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

Have you checked the drive belt for any slippage and condition?

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Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

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Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

Will be back on latter today to view your notes and further assist t you.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hi peter thank you for your time, the belt is is good condition, making no noises and is tight don't think it's slipping
Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

To tell you the truth this will be hard to diagnose from here but I would suggest to have the fluid pressure tested as it may well be the relief valve sticking in the pump and dumping pressure back into the reservoir. This will also make a noise .

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I think so also, although it makes no noise at all. this problem has happened before through the same conditions although it fixed itself the next day.. I will take it into a shop when after the holidays when everything opens up cheers mate
Ford Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

I think that is your best bet, and it would not hurt to do a power steering fluid flush as this will clean out your rack and condition the seals. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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