I'm in the same boat as you, started in this thread:will do soon as the wife pulls in. i didn't even think about that because i had no hard tension or anything in my power stearing.. hope thats it.. i don't feel like changing anything right now.. lol..
Hi,This is a great write-up for replacing the pump. I do have a few questions about what the whining means. Is it the first tell tale sign of pump failure? Is it just a normal (obnoxious) part of life like the ford power steering pump? What could happen if the pump does fail, besides the obvious increased difficulty of steering?
Last question, does the type of power steering fluid matter? I used the turkey baster method a few months ago and sucked out all of the old fluid from the resevoir and replaced it with Prestone fluid that matched the general vehicle description.
Thanks for your input.