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Old 05-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Power steering whine

I've read a ton about the power steering whine of the 99-04 mustangs. I'm about to finally take action and try a full power steering flush with mercon V ATF. I was wondering who has had the whine and successfully gotten rid of it?
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I have the same issues on my 02 please let me know what you come up with thanks manny
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I have the same issues on my 02 please let me know what you come up with thanks manny

The powersteering whine is virtually gone. I took my car to the mechanics and they found 3 leaks in my system. 1 from the return line, 1 from the pump, and 1 from the rack and pinion. They replaced all of them and flushed the system with an ATF and the whine is completely gone
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Did you have any visible leaks on the power steering system? I don't have leaks in my but the whine drives me crazy
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Did you have any visible leaks on the power steering system? I don't have leaks in my but the whine drives me crazy

Nothing i could see but after I parked somwhere for a while a puddle would form from my ps fluid. Check ur power steering fluid, is it low? Is it black? If you have no leaks then you could try a simple flush with mercon V ATF fluid and it should quiet it down
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Any suggestions on how to flush the system? Thanks manny
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Any suggestions on how to flush the system? Thanks manny

There are forums with pictures online for our specific cars. The basis of it is jacking the car up, removing the return line hose and letting the dirty fluid drain out, then while the bad fluid is draining out, have someone start the car, and turn the wheel side to side to get more dirty fluid out....while they are turning the wheel side to side, you should pour the new clean fluid in the reservoir (never ever let it go empty) , finally, once you see new fluid exit the draining return line, your system is flushed. Fill the reservoir to the fullest, then turn the wheel side to side a little more just in case you have any air in the system
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Thanks will try this out this weekend manny
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Thanks will try this out this weekend manny

Remember to use automatic transmission fluid. Power steering fluid is ****
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Ok use the mercron 5 right the same that goes in the tranny
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Ok use the mercron 5 right the same that goes in the tranny

Yes that is perfect
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Ok thanks
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I get a little whine once I turn my steering wheel all the way either direction, is that what yours had?
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I get a little whine once I turn my steering wheel all the way either direction, is that what yours had?

When you turn any cars steering wheel all the way to the side it will whine. All systems whine a tiny bit, it just means they're under load or being used. But when it becomes loud on acceleration, thats when its a problem
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Ah ok. Thanks
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A lot of fords have this problem," my 94 f150 included" I read something about vacuum bleeding it and tried it, it worked on the mustang but not on the 150
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How much is decent quality power steering fluid?
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How much is decent quality power steering fluid?

Use mercon v Automatic trans fluid. Its like 5 bucks a quart
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