Help please

ford
f150

#1

hello my name is mark i was heading home last nite got home pulled in to the drive way started smelling something burning but i could not see anything under the hood i started turning my stering side to side make a noise ever time i turn it but it is filling the same.it sounds like my powerstering is going out all i can smell is somthing burning


#2

It is very possible that the belt that drives the power steering pump is so loose that it is slipping. A badly slipping belt can emit a burning smell. It is also possible that the power steering pump itself is binding up, thus causing the belt to slip.

If I am correct that the smell and the noise is from a slipping belt, and if this belt also drives your alternator, the next step is that you will kill the battery and wind up stranded somewhere.
I would suggest having this situation checked out right away by a competent mechanic, i.e., NOT the guys at Midas, Meineke, Monro, Sears, Pep Boys, AAMCO, or any other chain operation.

On a side note, those of us on this forum are pretty traditional types of people. As a result, we really appreciate it if people post their questions with capital letters at the beginning of sentences, and with periods ending the sentences. That is a courtesy to us, in order to make your question easier to understand. Fair enough?


#3

I do not think any of the people you are talking about are doing this on purpose.
Like me, last time I did any writing since high school is when I write a check.
So I do the best that I can, please do not hold this against us.


#4

do you notice any leaks? is the power steering fluid getting lower in the reservoir? How far can you press in on the power steering belt? does the steering make a sound when you turn it as far as you can in either direction or both directions?