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Joined: Sat Oct 21st, 2017
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|Power steering should be an assist in my eyes, and i echo the whole feeling/feedback thing already mentioned.
However, if you feel that the steering seems a little stiff and/or strained, it would suggest it might need flushing and/or new fluid.
From all my reading on specifically Ford pumps, on top of what i know on power steering in the first place, people throw in any old fluid - which is fine and will work, but won't last the same.
ATF is specified, MerconV has been the variation of ATF specified for many years now, full synthetic MerconV is better still.
Stiff and/or slightly uncooperative power steering needs new oil if there aren't any other issues with it.
I'm just about to throw in some additive to mine (not that thick molasses crap) not to fix any issues with weight or operation, just to see if it will quieten it down any.
I'll get some feedback in here on the results, lots of the additives out there (if they're not for leak stopping) do advertise smoother steering etc etc. all the buzzwords.
2002 - 3.0 - 4x2 - Edge