Originally Posted by yoyo8750LX
Wait, wait, slow down, I can't keep it straight if you all reply at once???
Geese are we that snobish about other brands in Ford?
No need for replies like these. Most likely it's because nobody who read your post so far knows the answer. Try posting something like I just switched to Autolite spark plugs and lost power. You'll get answers. I have a thread in General Tech that is slowly getting swept into the archives. No replies and it's probably because nobody that has read it so far has had the same problem.
As for the power steering problem. Same as the other members who did not reply to your post. Never had a similar problem and don't know but if I were to guess. Maybe the belt is slipping, idle is too low or the fluid has gone for a ****.
Check the belt tensioner, make sure it's not bottomed out.
Flush and refill the power steering fluid with some new stuff.
Check the ball joints and tie rods. May have one seizing up.