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1995 Ford Aerostar Question: Is there any hope for a quiet power steering unit?

 

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charlie9292, 3.0L V6, La Veta, CO, April 16, 2011, 15:14
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I am stiull soliciting expert opinion before I imvest any $$ in a crap shoot..that is..hoping a replacement unit would be any quieteer. My 95' Aerostar XLT 3 door has had a whining P/S unit since I bought it over 2 months and now, 1,500 miles ago, and still steers fine lock to lock with one fingher and no sounds or rough spots. However the P/S pump is a loud whining nuiscance. Can a Ford dealer fix it absolutely? I havew been told it is a gamble to invest in P/S repair for this era Ford and..and so.."just turn up the radio!!"

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, April 16, 2011, 18:56
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    My bet would be it wouldn't be fixed for sure. Ford's are known for load power steering pumps. You will come out better to go to local auto parts store and buy a good additive for power steering squeeling. I turn my radio up too!!!!

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    Visitor, April 16, 2011, 20:00

    TY for your reply. I was hoping for a better solution, but evidentrly it is a notorious issue...maybe I should look at 3rd party P/S aftermarket that may be a known quiet pump. Have -already6- done the Lucas p/s treatment but no change. Just drove it from Arkansas to Colorado (750 miles) with no issues...but the whining is too much! Surely there is an adapter kit to fit a GM pump on this Ford v6..anypne else ever TRULY FIX this Ford P/S whine?? If gthere is no sure fix IO saved $300 or more on a new replacement pump...it's a little hard to acccept there may never be a fix and this cute truck wll whine forever

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    April 17, 2011, 00:27
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    It's not THAT bad with replacement pumps... If you've never tried to replace the pump, that would be the best first move.

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    January 01, 2012, 12:36
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    I had the same problem, how ever mine was leaking... I used lucus p/s retore not only solved the leak but it cut the noise in half!

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