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Bleeding the steering?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Smitty, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    Here's the situation: I have installed a hydro-boost pump and hydro-boost brake actuator on my truck. I used the original nonhydro-boost steering box by having a custom pressure line made to fit between the hydro-booster and the box.

    The problem: It's like I have no powersteering and the brakes are weak. I bled the system by jacking the vehicle up in the air and turning the wheels back and forth (a lot!!) without the engine running. I then started the engine and did the same thing at an idle. The system still acts like it has air in it but the fluid doesn't have any bubbles in it. The steering worked fine once but I can't get it to work now. Could this pump have gone out? It's a reman Autozone pump. Need some help on this one!!
     
  2. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    Noticed one other thing concerning the pump. I can now move the pump shaft in and out about 3/16 inch...
     

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