The band Cinderella is best known for its hit song “Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)” but the exact opposite would be the best way to sum up the results from our Power Steering Pump install on our 7.3L Power Stroke. Until we installed this pump that we ordered online from Summit Racing Equipment, we had no idea just how bad the steering had really become. Simply put, we didn’t know what we had (till it was replaced).
The need to swap out the power steering pump wasn’t exactly a surprise. Bigger tires with a little bit of lift tend to wear out these pumps quicker and with around 168,000 miles on our Ford it was time to send the stock one into retirement.
To get started we took our truck to Rosenberg Automotive in Lewisville, Idaho. This is a shop that we’ve worked with in the past and owner Matt Rosenberg always goes the extra mile to make sure we’re happy with the results. He’s meticulous and unwilling to compromise and those are just two of the characteristics that help make him a great mechanic. When we pulled the truck in he was eager to get started and get our 7.3L back on the road.