Power steering without the power

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  1. Cornfield creations

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    We are working on an 84 k-10 with a 454 out of a 77. It has the old style pump flared fittings, he swapping in an o-ring fitting in the back of the pump. Well we were running it and trying to bleed it some but nothing seemed to work, it seemed like manual steering. Nothing is leaking but it is really hard to turn and it never got better. Any suggestions?
     
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    Could it be a large amount of air in the system? The fluid isn't going down in the reserve, or could it be a bad pump? The pump worked fine when it was taken out of the truck. We are stumped on this problem.
     
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    It takes a lot longer than you might think to bleed a power steering pump.

    Jack the front wheels off the ground, start the motor, and turn the wheel lock to lock, then back again. Make sure the reservoir stays full of fluid, and turn it lock to lock about 30 times.

    This should bleed it sufficiently.....
     
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    We checked the lines and they are hooked up right. I guess we will try that tomorrow. Thanks
     

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