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4000 Ford power steering problem

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Apple Orchard tractors

07-19-2020 07:07:45

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I have a 69 4000 ford that has developed a issue with the power steering. It is pressurizing the reservoir and forcing fluid out the vent hole in the cap. I havent been able to find much info about this type of problem on the net so I'm asking here if anyone can help. This has the square pump on the engine with the reservoir mounted above it.

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Sean in PA

07-19-2020 07:12:03

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 Re: 4000 Ford power steering problem in reply to Apple Orchard tractors, 07-19-2020 07:07:45  
Have you tried changing the filter? If they get really clogged they can cause the fluid to foam and expand which forces the fluid out the top.

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07-19-2020 07:16:36

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 Re: 4000 Ford power steering problem in reply to Sean in PA, 07-19-2020 07:12:03  
I didnt know there was a filter on the ps. Where is it located?

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Ultradog MN

07-19-2020 07:58:53

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 Re: 4000 Ford power steering problem in reply to rapidronnie, 07-19-2020 07:16:36  
I'll second what Sean said.
There is a nut on top of the reservoir. Remove that and the cover to replace the filter.
I just replaced one about a week ago. Very simple.
Photo shows the box with the part # if you want to get one from the dealer. Mine had it in stock.

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Apple Orchard tractors

07-19-2020 12:48:53

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 Re: 4000 Ford power steering problem in reply to Ultradog MN, 07-19-2020 07:58:53  
Thanks, I didnt know about that filter. I'll get one and change it

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