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    2010 Explore V8 need power steering replacement advice

    2010 Explorer v8 power steering rack is leaking and appears to need replacement. It seems there is no new motorcraft replacement parts only remans even from dealer. Mavel has new on Rock Auto but, I'm not sure about that brand, I've seen people post about it. I was hoping someone could point me...
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    Stiff Power Steering after Running without it for a short distance

    Replaced my sway bar end links the other day and eagerly took the explorer for a ride around to test them out. Neglected to see I was out of gas so the engine died on the way back home- had to ride it downhill for a quarter mile or so with no power steering to get to a safe spot to pull over and...
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    2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 2wd, 210,000 miles. I had a leaky power steering system and worn out front suspension parts. I bought a remanufactured Detroit Axle rack and pinion (R/P), new P/S pump, ball joints, tie rods, shocks and upper and lower control arms. Life was good! After 3 months the...
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    Power Steering Pump

    Hey all, slowly but surely fixing up on my explorer. Put a new transmission in about 2 months ago, but now the power steering pump is whining. I know the pumps are known for going bad and whining. Does anyone know a good brand that won’t do this for awhile? Thanks, Gavin
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    Ps pump possible upgrade

    I ran across the other day that 2008-2010 power stroke ford pickups use a c3 ps pump similar to the 4.0/5.0 explorers, but with slightly higher pressure and more flow. According to cardone, at idle the PSD pump outs out 1.4-1.6 gpm idle, 1675 max psi and 1875 psi relief pressure. The 4.0 pump...
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    Tips on replacing the steering rack.

    I recently replaced the power steering rack in my 2003 explorer sport Trac. I followed the steps in the shop manual but some things werent so obvious. 1. The steering shaft coupler bolt is reusable, it's a regular grade 10.9 bolt. 2. The rack mounting bushings won't let the rack slide through...
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    Check charging system fault

    Hey yall! I have a 2013 Explorer 3.5NA with 192,000 miles. Every morning when I start it up cold I get the check charging system indicator on the dash. Sometimes if I sit there in the driveway for a few minutes it will go away after working the wheel back and forth. Possibly just a coincidence...
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    PS leak help? Wheel Hub Question..

    I need help on Leaks and Noise please. - PS leaks at lines? - Leaks at Rack n Pinion? - Leaks at Axles? - Growl/Shuddering/Vibration at Any speed at steering wheel and floor board, bad wheel hub maybe?
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    power steering diagram

    anyone got the powersteering diagram - pump included? cant find a replacement video on any ford f150 or explorer betwwen 2005-2010 or a good video or diagram of the high pressure line.
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    how much power steering fluid should I buy when I flush the powering steering system

    How many quarts of Mercon V should I buy to flush my Power steering system?
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    1999 Ford Explorer problems - help? Fixed..not fixed..

    Ughhh. I know it's old but can't afford anything else right now. My 1999 ford explorer has gone from 1 thing to the next past 3 weeks. Can someone help so at least i know what I'm looking to do? Been ripped off too many times. First, it kept dying and random starting. I replaced the battery and...
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    Power Steering 6

    Hoses Attached - F150 steering box to 1997 Ford Explorer PS Pump
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    Power Steering 4

    Pressure hose - custom #6 fitting added to stock 1997 Ford Explorer Hose
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    Power Steering 3

    Fragola Power Steering Adapter - 491955-BL (Black) #6x 1/2-20 by 5/16 Male Fitting attached
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    Power Steering 2

    Fragola Power Steering Adapter - 491955-BL (Black) #6x 1/2-20 by 5/16 Male
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    A few issues: Power Steering, etc

    Hey y’all, I recently received a truck so I’ve decided to sell my 2000 Explorer. Before I sell it, I’d like to fix some glaring issues with it. First, I’m another victim of the dreaded power steering whining sound. I’m not sure if it could be remedied by merely replacing the pump or not. It...
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    Poured some windshield wiper fluid into the power steering fluid reservoir

    Help! :D I poured some windshield wiper fluid into the power steering fluid reservoir, then I started the engine. It's all pinkish and milky now. >.< I used a turkey baster to suck out all of the fluid inside of the reservoir. Then, I disconnected the lower cooler hose and let it drain...
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    Low or Zero Speed Shudder in Power Steering

    I have a 2002 Sport Track 4x4 with a V6 engine. Periodically, while maneuvering in parking lots or other low speed situations, I feel a shudder in the steering wheel, and a drop in engine speed. Does anyone know what's failing here? Thanks, Lonnie
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    Power Steering Noise

    2017 Explorer Sport, 4 months old with 11,000kms (6,600miles). Lately, I've noticed a bit of noise from what I presume is the power steering system. I hear a bit of noise while stopped or at low speed and turning the steering wheel. I haven't noticed this before and is this normal or should I...
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    2008 XLT power steering issues

    Hello everyone- I have a problem I am hoping you can help with. My 2008 2wd 4.0l XLT is having a strange power steering issue. When I start the truck and back out of my driveway it feels like I have no power steering. Within about ten seconds of putting the truck in reverse the "check charging...
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    Power steering suddenly turns a lot

    Okay... this is hard to explain, but here goes: This is most noticeable when I am parking in a spot... Say I am turning the steering wheel to the RIGHT to make a 90 degree turn and pull into a parking spot... at a certain point, the steering wheel gets tighter and sort of "turns itself" the...
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    Swaying on the highway!

    Recently replaced my PS Gearbox because there was play in the gearbox and also it was leaking from the gearbox and I was tired of refilling my PS fluid. 2 questions resulted from this... 1. After replacing, the steering wheel is slightly ****ed to the left now. How is this possible? There is...
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    Leaking Power Steering

    Hello All, I have a 2003 4.6L Explorer and I have a power steering leak. I am pretty sure it is coming from a hose and I think this is the exact replacement I need from Advance Auto...
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    Quick question about stalling!

    I can do things to make my car stall at demand! For example, if I turn on the engine, switch into gear, and then press on the knob to deactivate AC (with climate control all the way on HOT), the car will stall almost always. I also noticed it stalled a few times pressing on the brakes...
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    PS Pressure Line Leak!

    Hey guys! My stock PS Pressure Line was spraying fluid all over the place... so naturally, I got a new one and replaced it. The new one has been working fine for about a week now... but it just developed another leak! Luckily, this leak isn't from a tear in the rubber hose... it's actually...