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post #1 of 3 Old 04-02-2009, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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power steering box problems

well another set back in my project iam just about to drive this thing for really the first time and while iam trying to bleed the power steering all of a sudden it starts streaming out fluid at the box right at the steering shaft. I dont know how this could be happening because it is a brandnew box yes its been sitting for quite a while because of a long project but its not like it was outside. I had the front end raised off the ground and the pump full of fluid, i let it run for about 3 min or so and put a little more fluid in. Then i started trying to cycle the suspension when the steering wheel starts shaking violently where i can barely grab the wheel, when i do get the wheel under controll the motor dies. I have no idea what is goin on so i tried it again, let it run for 3 min, checked the flui in the pump and then trying to cycle the supension again. The wheel again started shaking violently and something let go and the box starts pissing fluid like a waterfall out of the box near the steering shaft. If you have any ideas it would be much appreciated, i was thinking about getting a junk yard box and seeing if it would do the same but i dont have much cash since the project has ate it all and i cant work now cause iam in college. Also excuse the grammer just dont have much time.

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-03-2009, 05:55 AM
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You should look really close at the fittings to be sure is isn't just a leak there. If the shaft is indeed leaking out it's seal, it is a bad box. I don't know where they are getting these remanned POS parts these days, but I have only had one brake master work out of the las 8 I have bought and I now need number 9.

I just put a new frame in mine so had to swap over the steering box. One month later the steel line above the fitting on the pressure hose blew out.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-03-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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it is not coming out of the hoses or the fittings, i wish it was. ill try a juck yard box and see what happends.
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