Power Steering Pump/Gearbox Problems Due to Fluid Contamination on Ford F-150 Lightning

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

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Average mileage: 140,000 (140,000–140,000)
4 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999
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i have had problems with my pitman arm seal blowing...so the first time it blew i replaced the seal that seal blew about 2 weeks later replaced the sael again a week later blowen seal so now iam replaceing the gear box / pump and i find this stupid little in line cooler IT WAS PLUGED UP ....so replaced the the hole systum 2 years later (now) same truck same problem can any one tell me why this cooler is getting pluged up???the fluid in the systum was in there for 2 years i dont see any one haveing this proplem with there truck so if you think you can help me out on this please email me at thelochkillls@hotmail.com....the truck is a 2wd f150 4.6 v8