Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 01-05-2009, 08:14 PM
camodown's Avatar
camodown camodown is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Tx
Posts: 1,104
camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.
the obs trucks used a vacuum pump that was belt driven to run the steering and it wasn't tied into the braking system. The old truck i had could steer perfect when stopped. This one no such luck. The heavy duty chassis (commercial) obs had hydroboost. My truck has the same problem as you. The steering box is a redhead, the pump is a reman Ford, the ball joints are good, the hubs are newer, the steering stabilizer is newer, and I just got an alignment. Still won't really steer when stopped. I just learned to live with it... The problem with aftermarket pumps such as PSC and AGR is the hydroboost is the 'bottleneck' in the system. The hydroboost unit can only flow so much, and as it stands is pretty much at capacity. You could find someone to bore it out then get an upgraded steering pump, but it will die faster if you run a stock hydroboost.
__________________
2002 F-350 Powerstroke 4x4 Crew Long bed All black Lariat custom Cobra cb mount, 05 Mirrors, ZF6 mod, Manual Transfer Case
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-05-2009, 08:27 PM
rblaine9000's Avatar
rblaine9000 rblaine9000 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: At Work!
Posts: 273
rblaine9000 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I hate to hear all of this info because my friends 01 turns and drives like a half ton! and My truck is better than it was but not perfect. I was hoping to find out that the pump would do it! I am going to waste some money and try the pump soon and let you guys kn ow! furthermore I am going to replace with synthetic tranny fliud...
__________________
'08 F-250 CC Lariat
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Douglas DC-9's Avatar
Douglas DC-9 Douglas DC-9 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 399
Douglas DC-9 is starting off with a positive reputation.
My 6.0's don't do this, and turn like a half ton. Then again, they don't have many miles yet. My highest milage 6.0 is only at about 80k.
__________________
2 00-03 Ford F-350's, 7.3 , DRW, LB
02 Sterling Acterra
2006 John Deere 244J articulated wheel loader
2009 Mack Granite quad axle w/ OxBox 20yder
2013 F-350, S/C, DRW,DSL,4x4,XLT,LB (on order, waiting for delivery)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-06-2009, 05:58 PM
mattpowerstroker mattpowerstroker is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: eastern shore maryland
Posts: 132
mattpowerstroker is starting off with a positive reputation.
i took my steering stabilizer off today and was just wondering how hard it should b to push in.This thing is as hard to pushin as on of my shocks on the truck. I dont think it should b that hard. Havnt been in a parking lot to see if that is what is the problem but sitting still in my shop it turns alot easier.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-06-2009, 06:03 PM
rblaine9000's Avatar
rblaine9000 rblaine9000 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: At Work!
Posts: 273
rblaine9000 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattpowerstroker View Post
i took my steering stabilizer off today and was just wondering how hard it should b to push in.This thing is as hard to pushin as on of my shocks on the truck. I dont think it should b that hard. Havnt been in a parking lot to see if that is what is the problem but sitting still in my shop it turns alot easier.
My truck does'nt have a stabilizer shock on it though so that is going to be no help. I have read some people have had good luck with the pump change. also my friends 01 has the shock? so it should'nt matter but I think that it might be the fluid and pump!
__________________
'08 F-250 CC Lariat
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-06-2009, 07:04 PM
camodown's Avatar
camodown camodown is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Tx
Posts: 1,104
camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.
the steering stabilizer won't affect difficulty in steering unless it is done for or bent. It just dampens quick changes in direction such as bump steer so the steering wheel doesn't jerk...
__________________
2002 F-350 Powerstroke 4x4 Crew Long bed All black Lariat custom Cobra cb mount, 05 Mirrors, ZF6 mod, Manual Transfer Case
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-07-2009, 06:26 PM
rblaine9000's Avatar
rblaine9000 rblaine9000 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: At Work!
Posts: 273
rblaine9000 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I replaced my pump and guess what? My truck turns easier and steers easier as well! I think this is as good as she gets.....anyways just wanted to let you all know.
__________________
'08 F-250 CC Lariat
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-07-2009, 07:37 PM
camodown's Avatar
camodown camodown is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Tx
Posts: 1,104
camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.camodown has a great reputation on FTE.
Sounds like a good deal! Did you get a Ford remn or other?
__________________
2002 F-350 Powerstroke 4x4 Crew Long bed All black Lariat custom Cobra cb mount, 05 Mirrors, ZF6 mod, Manual Transfer Case
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-08-2009, 08:27 PM
sflem849's Avatar
sflem849 sflem849 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Wisco
Posts: 1,726
sflem849 has a good reputation on FTE.sflem849 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rblaine9000 View Post
I replaced my pump and guess what? My truck turns easier and steers easier as well! I think this is as good as she gets.....anyways just wanted to let you all know.
Talk to us in about 8000 miles...I bet it is back again.
I don't want to be a negative person/basher, but I have heard a few stories about this happening and I am one of them. Good Luck!
__________________
Scott
01 F-250 Ext Cab, Short Box 7.3l PSD
Silverline 4" SS, 6637, DP-Tuner (NS,S,40T,40D,60T,80E,120R), JWVB, OBA, In Tanks, CCV, De-Foiled
GPR LED, fog/high beam mod, Banks A-Pillar Gauges, Bilstein's, 08 Gate_________________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-08-2009, 08:56 PM
aldridgec's Avatar
aldridgec aldridgec is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Baltimore USA
Posts: 3,542
aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.
THe pump that was on my truck when I bought it exhibited none of the typical problems. However, it was noisy when cold so I replaced it. Guess what, hard to turn when braking.

Something up with the pump. Maybe initially it's ok, hopefully it will be forever. Second pump since then and it didn't make a difference.
__________________
Chris

ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician

Current Vehicles:
2002 F-250 7.3L PSD 4x4 XLT
2002 Sunset Orange Mettalic WS6 Trans Am Convertible

"Maybe is for those who lack skill"
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-08-2009, 10:24 PM
sflem849's Avatar
sflem849 sflem849 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Wisco
Posts: 1,726
sflem849 has a good reputation on FTE.sflem849 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aldridgec View Post
THe pump that was on my truck when I bought it exhibited none of the typical problems. However, it was noisy when cold so I replaced it. Guess what, hard to turn when braking.

Something up with the pump. Maybe initially it's ok, hopefully it will be forever. Second pump since then and it didn't make a difference.
So you had the same thing Chris? It sure does blow! Try to back a 25' gooseneck in a crowded fairgrounds with it...or the 90 degree boat launch at one of my favorite lakes...
__________________
Scott
01 F-250 Ext Cab, Short Box 7.3l PSD
Silverline 4" SS, 6637, DP-Tuner (NS,S,40T,40D,60T,80E,120R), JWVB, OBA, In Tanks, CCV, De-Foiled
GPR LED, fog/high beam mod, Banks A-Pillar Gauges, Bilstein's, 08 Gate_________________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-08-2009, 11:20 PM
aldridgec's Avatar
aldridgec aldridgec is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Baltimore USA
Posts: 3,542
aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.aldridgec has a very good reputation on FTE.
I have.... well close enough to a 25' gooseneck. I'm researching cheap alternatives to fix this, but I'm waiting on my replacment ecm right now.

I was so happy when I got the truck and it didn't have the steering problem. If figured something was different about a 2002 that I had seen in earlier model 7.3's. Wrong, just had a decent pump. What's worse is the pump I have now, is noisy.
__________________
Chris

ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician

Current Vehicles:
2002 F-250 7.3L PSD 4x4 XLT
2002 Sunset Orange Mettalic WS6 Trans Am Convertible

"Maybe is for those who lack skill"
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-09-2009, 03:43 PM
matty169 matty169 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 596
matty169 has a good reputation on FTE.matty169 has a good reputation on FTE.
Try this

It works on the Super Duty also. Ideally you should enlarge the passages in the hydroboost as well to 5/8 inch, as that is the bottle neck after this mod.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-19-2009, 10:01 AM
Capt.Schenk's Avatar
Capt.Schenk Capt.Schenk is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 205
Capt.Schenk is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm having problems steering too. Was there any conclusion to this thread? I have 280k miles on the truck now, and my problem started at about 240k miles. Luckly I have a manual tranny, so in parking lots I can push in the clutch and rev the engine to turn easier. Should I try a new pump? Is there any advantage to buying a new pump with the reservoir? The reservoir isn't too hard to swap between old and new pumps, is it?
__________________
2002 F-250, Lariat, Crew Cab, 4X4, DP-Tuner, 6637, FRx, HPx, 300k Miles,
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-07-2014, 04:23 PM
Bonanza35 Bonanza35 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 4,908
Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Like to here the end to this.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 04:23 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fuel pump driver modual jdiam00 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 2 06-09-2013 04:30 PM
quick pump swap Q. Greg5OH Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 5 12-18-2012 07:28 AM
Fuel pump rangergirl94 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 17 04-26-2012 08:11 AM
Fuel pump rodneywar Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 17 02-03-2010 04:51 AM
water pump rotation dmc919 Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 6 05-12-2004 07:48 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
01, 2002, 2003, 4x4, 73, banks, brake, diesel, dually, f150, f250, f350, ford, forum, granite, hard, mack, pads, powerstroke, put, steer, steering, system

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup