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Mark From Detroit
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posted 08-03-2001 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark From Detroit   Click Here to Email Mark From Detroit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have power steering noise problems with there 71-73 Mustangs? I have had my car for over 15 years and as far back as I can remember the power steering groans when you turn the wheel. I have rebuilt the gear box, replaced the gear box with reman, replaced the pump and lines several times and still have the noise.

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71RESTO
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posted 08-04-2001 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Mark,
I've got a '71 w/PS and most all parts have been worked on and it still groans when I turn. However my '73 doesn't make a sound, so go figure!!

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Mark From Detroit
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posted 08-04-2001 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark From Detroit   Click Here to Email Mark From Detroit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everyone that rides in my car asks"whats that noise". There must be something different that is causing this problem. The power steering presure hose does sit up alot higher then the pump and I wonder if this is traping air causing the noise. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-04-2001 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is air, and it's tough to get rid of. The procedure is to jack the front off the ground and put the car on jack stands and run the car with someone behind the wheel. Have them turn the wheel all to one side and hold it while you bleed the pressure line. Repeat in the other direction.

Good luck. I've tried this about 5 times and only got the noise to go away fully twice.

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