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morodder
    
why wont the power steering on my mustang work at idle?
it is a 351 cleveland with factory power steering, but it only works when the engine is off idle. its been rebuilt. has red fluid in the reservoir. could they possibly have put transmission fluid in it? if so, why?
posted: August 4, 2010
 
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Is the drive belt for the pump tight? Is the pulley that drives it the correct size? Is the return hose kinked? It could also just need to be run a while to break in the pump. The "red" oil is likely dextron 2 atf, which is pretty widely used in power steering pumps. I heard years ago that dextron 2 turns to carbon at a lot higher temperature than plain old hydraulic oil. good luck
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morodder
    
thank you. i have checked the pulley, belt, and the lines. i guess ill go with the break in theory now. thank you.
posted:  August 6, 2010
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