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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-02, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering questions

Hey all just a quick question for the pros.
I've got a series 1 Eb with 215/65/14 (yes 14's I'm as ashamed as you are appalled) and the steering seems to groan a bit when making tight turns while parking. I'm not turning to the full lock and I've checked the tyre pressure. The fluid level is fine in the pump so I'm just wondering... Is this normal it's not a loud noise just a annoying one. My EL did this sometime as well so I'm thinking one of three things here.
Air in the system (is that possible)
it's normal
or somethings buggered (poo! :-()
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My EA Series 2 does the same as well as my parents EB. I dont think you should stress to much unless the car doesnt turn.

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OK I'm not an expert but i'll pass on what i've heard.
Firstly. This is VERY common. It happens in mine a bit, and both of my mates cars. I also have shameful 14 inchers and mine stops when I put air in my tyres. (I run them at like 40psi.)
Check you power steering switch. From what i've been told it raises the revs of the engine a bit when you turn to stop the groaning noise and if it's stuffed or shorted out (I had a mechanic purposefully short it and leave it that way when he was trying to fix another problem) it won't raise the engine speed causing the groan. Otherwise i think your power steering pump could just be a bit worn.

What i've just said could be a load of balony but that is my understanding from asking around.

I personally wouldn't worry about it unless its happening all the time when you turn at low speeds. (Mine only does it occasionally)


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God, and i thought mine only did this... I have this problem too but no body mentioned a shudder which i feel right thru the steerin wheel.... Mine isnt a pump problem coz when i had my accident i brought a recon'd pump and ive still got the same problem, its gettin worse tho. Mine is somesort of leak in the rack. Its also not the switch. If i turn left about 1/2 the lock and give it anything over 1/2 pedal of gas... i get burning fluid smoking out from under my car. Im assuming when i rev up the engine, the pressure in the rack increases and squirts out from somewhere onto the tranny. This doesnt happen when turning right so im assuming ive worn down a seal in the right hand side of the rack...


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hmmm seems to be a common problem some one told me to replace with ef or similar lines???? because the EB ones tend to close up and not let fluid through?? can ne one expand on this?


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ok guys i have been to 4 power steerin guys one of which was ford and all have said the same thing, i need a new(bigger) hose (the one that goes from the pump to the rack)and have to put a way heavier fluid in the pump and that wil fix it

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cool dudes cheers for the responces it is buging me oh and your not the only one to get the shuddering through the wheel.

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mine does it a little, (215 65 15s) and my mates car does it heaps (225 60 15s) its a common thing for our falcons.

in mine i just turn the steering wheel a bit slower and it stops, i have DEXTRON III in my power steering system, i dont know what my mate has.

aparently you can fit the supply and return lines from an EF which are diffent and will/should stop the shudder.

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My p/s used to do it when I originally got it. I found that the p/s fluid was nearly black and looking very old and tired. I changed the fluid for new stuff and it has almost fixed it. It still groans a little on grippy surfaces tho.

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