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power steerin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wannabeblazer, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. wannabeblazer

    wannabeblazer Newbie

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    i have an 83 k5 blazer and every time i turn the steering wheel all the way to either side it squeks. any help would be nice
     
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    Add more fluid... if that doesn't work... get someone to get in and turn the wheel and look for the squeeky spot and hit it with some DW40
     
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    its got all the fluid it needs and belts are tight
     
  4. Brocky

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    The problem is AGE. My rig does the same when it is fully turned. Thank your lucky stars it's not a Ford, they wine like an old dying dog.
     
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    I'm not talking about the belts... I'm talking about the knuckles along the way to the gear box from the steering column..
     
  6. LongIslander26

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    power steering

    Maybe it's because the steering linkage has reached the limits of it's travel and the pump is applying pressure against that, but it's not moving anything.
    Just a thought... :thinking:
     
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    dont hold your steering all way to the stop

    even in my 81 c-10 you cant hit the stop or will will LOUDLY chirp!

    you cannot go all the way with the steering

    it sounds like this is what you are having happen to me
    it is the steering box bottom ing out, hitting internal stop, will not turn wheels any farther no matter how much you modify the stops on the axle/control arms/spindles

    good luck
     
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    Box bottoming out

    You MAY be able to adjust that out with the toe adjustment (Tie rod ends), and then recenter the wheel with the steering arm drag link adjuster. MAYBE. OR, if it only does it one side, SOMETIMES you can loosen the steering shaft off of the gear box, turn the box back in one turn, reattach the steering, and then straighten your wheel from there. It depends on how much travel is left in the linkage when the box hits it's limit.
     
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    If it squeals all the time, replace the pump.
    If it only squeals when it heats up, get a tranny cooler and mount it in front of you radiator to keep it cool.
    connect it to the return line.
    If you put in a new one, the cooler is still a good idea.
     

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