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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
dharri770
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'78 power steering troubleshoot

Searched many threads, but so many refer to manual swap or H1 upgrade.

I have stock power steering, new gearbox 5 or so years ago, no leaks. Today I drive for the first time in a month or so and steering is tough and hard to turn. Not fully manual, but maybe only 50% assist. Nothing looks like it is binding, steering shaft looks fine, plenty of fluid in the reservoir.

How can I verify if it's a pump issue or gearbox issue? Are there any tests or things that may point to the problem?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

(78CJ5, 304)

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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Pressure test on the pump??
http://www.freeasestudyguides.com/po...sure-test.html

The belt isn't loose and slipping, is it?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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Pressure test on the pump??
http://www.freeasestudyguides.com/po...sure-test.html

The belt isn't loose and slipping, is it?
No belt is in good shape, no squealing.
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