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Unread 10-20-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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wierd steering issue

89 4.2 power steering. the problem is it is harder to steer and doesnt straighten out after turn. its been like this for 3 weeks yesterday it went back to normal today it was hard and i have a squecky belt. i greased all joints belt is tight and power steering pump is pumping fluids

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could my belt be slipping

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Unread 10-20-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Unread 10-20-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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89 4.2 power steering. the problem is it is harder to steer and doesnt straighten out after turn. its been like this for 3 weeks yesterday it went back to normal today it was hard and i have a squecky belt. i greased all joints belt is tight and power steering pump is pumping fluids

any ideas

could my belt be slipping
I'm no expert, but did you check the resevoir to see if the pump is actually pumping?
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yea its pumping i took the hose off and ran it and it pumped fluid
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I'm no expert, but did you check the resevoir to see if the pump is actually pumping?
Sorry about that. I guess I didn't read your whole post last night. The pump has a relief valve that may be clogged. You could clean that out and put in fresh fluid. That would be the easiest thing to do first.
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Perhaps it may be your steering box....like mine
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Steering box... replaced mine after I had similar conditions and its been good ever since.
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but why was it good for 24 hours and then not good the next day and where is this releif valve of which you speak
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but why was it good for 24 hours and then not good the next day and where is this releif valve of which you speak
Like I said before, I'm no expert on the subject. I just installed power steering on my Jeep last week. One of the brochures that came with my pump from Napa, talks about the relief valve. It says that it may get clogged from contamination. The valve looks like it is the part that the pressure hose screws into. It looks like it can be unscrewed from the pump. The picture shows an O ring and a spring inside, so be careful if you pull it out. Maybe someone withsome first hand knowledge will post.
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i will try and google this releif valve
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Unread 10-22-2006, 07:25 PM   #11
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It's duirty fluid more than likely

Take the low pressure side off, place in a bucket and run 3-4 quarts through it with motor running. It'll flush out al the old gung, chunks and stuff.

Refill and bleed, it'll be good as new.
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Unread 10-22-2006, 07:33 PM   #12
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i already flushed it and no good
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