Power Steering Pump/Gearbox Problems Due to Fluid Contamination on Ford F-350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 239,500 (219,000–260,000)
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
11 people reported this problem
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ford f350 hard steering to right and pushing fluid out of pump , pump noisy
hard steering to right,pushing fluid out of pump.
power steering pump went out and gear box