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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hi I have a problem with my 02 F-350 when trying to park in a tight spot it feels like i have armstrong steering. I have talked to a local steering guy and he says the factory PS pumps don't put out enough pressure and i should upgrade to a savanaw pump. There use to be some company that had a kit with this pump to install on these trucks but I can't seem to find out who or where to get a higher pressure pump. Any help? Thx
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 08:38 AM
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saginaw pump is what your looking for. and its going to be stock but built by saginaw. how do your brakes feel

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Re: hard to turn when not moving

I just installed new upper and lower ball joints yesterday. I had to be moving to turn before or rev engine. Turnns easy now. Replacing pitman arm joint, adjuster sleeve, and the other long bar joint today.

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Ball joints def go bad in these trucks.
Also google or you tube a powersteering fluid change...
Made a difference on my truck.
Helped the brakes aswell

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Flushing your p/s hydro boost system will make a huge difference. I can't believe some of the people I've met who feel that flushing the hydro systems for p/s and even the brakes help them work so much better and last longer.

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Installed the other steering parts......turns SO easy now!!! Quiter ride other, no more clunking.

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You shouldn't be sitting in one spot turning anyways..

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have you jacked up the front and inspected everything yourself or are you just going off someone telling you to upgrade your pump

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Take your foot off the brake and you should be able to turn easier.
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Hey guys thx for the advice for the most part, i will look at flushing my P/S hydro boost system maybe at the same time as changing my pump to the Saginaw pump. My brakes feel find and the front end is tight. The guy I was talking to who has been in the business for 25 years said Ford has had problems with these pumps since day 1.
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