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Hydro assist installed have some problems......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys I finally got around to installing my hydro assist last night. I bleed the system by turning the wheels lock to lock about 50 or so times. I got all the air out of the system, but I am not experiencing this 1 finger steering wheel turn everyone is talking about.

    It seems when I get to full lock is the only time the ram kicks in??

    What am I doing wrong? I drove the rig home from my friends house last night and did like how it stiffened up the sloppy steering.

    Do I just need to mod the pump or what?

    Thanks
     
  2. silveradoreb

    silveradoreb 1/2 ton status

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    Any pics of how the ram is mounted and are you runnning hydroboost?
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Mine is the same way, you'll need to mod the pump. I've yet to mod my pump but i've gotten used to how it is and i may just leave it alone. I just like the fact that i no longer have DW.
     
  4. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    "one finger steering" is mostly a product of flow. With a stock pump, hydroboost, restrictive hoses and fittings, or other restrictions in the system, you will build heat and limit flow. Modding the factory pump will help a lot. If you haven't already done it, add a steering cooler. A small (5x11) transmission cooler works well. Route it into the return line going back to the reservoir.
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Jusr for reference, and so i don't have to search which mod needs to be done in order to help the flow for 1 finger steering?

    Yes, i'm a lazy bastard these days.
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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  7. stallion85

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    So the ram is still working? I guess I should actually take it off road to test it out?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, your ram is still working.
     

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