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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:11 pm 
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Car starts and makes whining noise form engine - p/s oil is full, no oil leakes, feels like there is no power steering at all, checked all the blets all are in place. Any ideas, asap. Please........ is a 96 EF 4.0 auto, just had the gearbox replaced as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:15 pm 
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if this is a ef theres only 1 belt.

sounds like the pump has died.

mine did it and drove the car for ova 9months without it.

just get another from a wreaker and change it its pretty simple.

cost about 50-100 depending where ya get it from.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:16 pm 
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Power sterring pump, ok, will give that a go, but there should be no issue with driving the car without it?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:18 pm 
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nar man no real probs with driving without it.

just wouldnt do it for as long as i did lol.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:19 pm 
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and if a new pump doesn't fix the problem, you might have to get a professional to check your steering hydrualic system.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:22 pm 
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lol driving a car without power steering....its a work out and a half man. i did that in the EA for 3 days oh god. HAVE FUN and good luck fixing the car.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:24 pm 
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Thanks, think it might need to go back to the mechanic to have a look at, is the whine a normal thing to happen at startup if its just the pump thats gone?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:27 pm 
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get some1 to start the car while your in the engine bay to pinpoint the exact location of the sound then inspect whatever it is, make sure there are no leaks in any of the hoses that may be causing loss of pressure.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:27 pm 
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get some1 to start the car while your in the engine bay to pinpoint the exact location of the sound then inspect whatever it is, make sure there are no leaks in any of the hoses that may be causing loss of pressure.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:59 pm 
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Will do when I get home, its the wife who is having the issue and will chekc it when I get there. She says that she cant see any oil leaks of any sort from around the area of the power steering pump. So will let you all know. Thanks for the help.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:28 pm 
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Well it seems to be fine now, power steering is back and all is well now. Any ideas on that?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:53 pm 
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when my pump died it cam back for a while then died completely.

but then again alot of s**t on my car has fixed it self and ive never had a problem with them again.

so u might be lucky

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:11 am 
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Well lets hope so, took her for a drive last night, no worries, so fingers crossed.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:49 am 
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If you need a new power steering pump just get a genuine AU-spec (and EF/EL compatible) one from Ford, price came down on them not long ago.

 

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