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Sometimes smooth, sometimes HARD

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bambamtama, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. bambamtama

    bambamtama Registered Member

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    hahaha, didn't mean to be so blunt with the Subject...but I need some sugestions.
    My 86' 383 chevy blazer is in the midst of being rebuilt. One of many problems I want to fix is the steering. It has Power Steering, but it's been weird. Every once in a great while the whole steering is working; the steering is smooth and it's not hard to steer. THEN at times on the same trip it was working smooth the steering starts to play and it's hard to steer! What is causing the mis-haps? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Could be air in the system.
     
  3. bambamtama

    bambamtama Registered Member

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    thanks for the response, How do you get air out?
     
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    chubbybob 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the response, How do you get air out?

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    jack the front of your rig up and with the engine turned off grab the front tire and turn it back and forth several times then drive it.
    this may take a couple of times but it will work the air out. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    does it become hard to steer after you have been wheeling it hard? if so, you may be overheating the PS fluid, a cooler may be needed. a lot of guys in our club run a tranny cooler in the PS system.
     

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