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Old 09-08-2003, 07:11   #1 (permalink)
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Hi peoples for some reason power steering just went.. dead.. there is no leak.. full fluid and eveything pump is spinning .. but nothign .. any ideas.. what do i do.. could it be electrical ?

anybody had this problem

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Old 09-08-2003, 14:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL POWER steering Problem

No. I take it that the steering is heavy?

Could be:
Loose pump belt
Steering gear to column mis-alignment
Tires not properly inflated
Sticky flow control valve
Not enough pump pressure output
Excessive internal pump leakage
Excessive internal system leakage
Air in system
Obstruction in power steering lines
Binding front suspension ball joints or steering linkage
Incorrect steering gear adjustment
Excessive wear of steering pump internal parts
Steering gear valve sleeve or seals worn
Obstruction within steering gear.

Take your pick :)

One other thing, if you have your steering on full lock for more that about 30 seconds, that can cause your power steering to stuff up.


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Re: EL POWER steering Problem

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One other thing, if you have your steering on full lock for more that about 30 seconds, that can cause your power steering to stuff up.
even 5 seconds is enough to heat the fluid up enough to 'burn' it, its ATF and ATF does not like heat. also, if you heat the pump up a lot the seals inside it go hard and they dont seal any more, and it leaks.

best thing you can do - never hold it on full lock at all, wind it to the stops then back off 10 degrees, it makes bugger all difference to your turning circle anyway.
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