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DaveK
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From: Sterling, VA
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posted 11-27-2001 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DaveK   Click Here to Email DaveK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a '97 F150 4x4 ORP that has developed very noisy power steering. I replaced the power steering fluid hoping that would help but it's still as noisy as it was before. Do I need some sort of additive to keep it from squealing?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-27-2001 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a squeeling, or a drone sound?

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MLariviere
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posted 11-27-2001 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you sure it's not the serpentine belt? Does it sound like a bunch of birds under the hood? I go through a belt every year. When I change it,I use fine emery cloth to scuff up the idler,tensioner and water pump pulleys. The noise is gone after. In fact,I just did it yesterday.

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DaveK
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posted 11-30-2001 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DaveK   Click Here to Email DaveK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kind of hard to define. It only happens while I'm turning the wheel. If I stop turning the wheel, the noise stops. It's kind of a groaning sound. I greased the idler arm but there aren't any grease fittings anywhere else that I could find.

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MLariviere
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posted 11-30-2001 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My last truck{85} did that when I turned at a stop. I had 33's though. I assumed it was the pump,but I did nothing about it and it lasted to 135K,when I traded it in.

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