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power steering help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok i have a 97 chevy 3/4 4x4 with the 6.5 in her.Heres the problem last night i went to start her and the steering was rock hard after a while of sitting there it started to work then the pump was gowling. I popped the hood and the cap for the power steering pump was in 2 pieces and blown off the pump.So i got a new cap and filled her up everything was fine. Went to leave buddys house last night and it did it again any ideas the pump is 6months old. Thanks Denny
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    My 98 would lock up once in a while like that. Never blew the cap of the res. though.

    Turns out I had destroyed nearly everything inside the steering gear. The Sector shaft and outer end of the worm gear were about the only good parts left.
     
  3. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    This is my daily driver and has never done this before and i have not hit anything like that or abused it to the point that the internals should be shot.
     

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