Messed up power steering. Help!

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    2008 v6 mustang power steering isn't working unless rpms are up, the fluids are fine, and i cant find any leaks. Any tips on what i should look for or what you think is wrong with it?
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    Have you had any work done on the power steering such as a power steering fluid flush or had the power steering fluid changed?
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    No the only work thats been done that i know of is a replaced alternator
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    Your power steering pump is most likely failing. It isn't a common problem on those cars, but it does happen every now & then. Take a look at the power steering fluid. Is it a dark red or brown, or even close to black in color? Smell it also - does it smell burnt? If either of those fluid concerns are present your pump is the the problem.
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    Yea the fluid is black. Thanks for the help I had a feeling it was the pump.

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