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Old 04-14-2002, 12:16   #1 (permalink)
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Steering Worries.. HELP!!!

Hey people,

I've got a bit of a problem on my hands, along with all the other crap i've already brought to air on this forum, but neway, here it is...

Basically, when i turn the steering wheel to full lock, left or right, the power steering belt at the front of the engine locks up, and squeels quite loudly and smoke starts to arise from the the smaller wheel on the right, the wheel on the left jams too..

My dad had a look at it, and he reckons that somewhere in the steering system, something is damaged therefor cutting of the power steering fluid, which jams the wheel on the left, but because the motor on the right is still running, it starts to smoke, because the belt is jammed.. It's very difficult to explain, so I hope you can understand me, and hopefully any advice from anyone, especially from someone with the same problem and had it fixed would be great!

Thanks people..

Dave
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Old 04-14-2002, 12:23   #2 (permalink)
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First the basics: you have checked the fluid level, right?
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Old 04-14-2002, 14:06   #3 (permalink)
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All that is wrong is the belt needs tightening.

Also a new belt maybe a good idea also
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Old 04-15-2002, 23:10   #4 (permalink)
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Fluid is full, I filled it a couple of months ago.

I would of thought that the the belt would need loosening more so than tightening because its causing the wheel to jam..

neway thanks guys..

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Old 04-16-2002, 15:26   #5 (permalink)
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Unless your He-man, getting the belt too tight is near impossible on a Falcon. The 'wheel' appears to 'jam' because the belt is slipping over the pully, causing the pully to stop tuning. Tighten the belt and it will no longer slip.
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Old 04-17-2002, 16:39   #6 (permalink)
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Power steering pump might be stuffed. I think that these have a regulator in them to allow excess fluid to be pumped back to the reservoir. If this is faulty ( blocked) the pump seizes because there is nowhere for the fluid to go.
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Old 04-17-2002, 17:26   #7 (permalink)
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yeah trust me on this one tighten the belt like mentioned before or replace it. thats the only problem.

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