Power steering gearbox question

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. kiwigtx

    kiwigtx International Mod Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Now you're just being fellatio facetious. :p
     
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    • dsd1967

      dsd1967 Well-Known Member

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      Do the test that YY1 states with the front wheels off the ground. That will let you know if that valve needs centered.

      Loosen the bolts but let them remain a little snug. They still have to seal the prongs under the block while at pressure. Use a hammer and wood block to tap it one direction along the axis of the steering gear. It will either get better on not turning (right direction to adjust) or worse. If worse tap the other direction.

      Its fairly easy. Go in small movements
       
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      dsd1967 Well-Known Member

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      Not prongs. Orings

      damn auto correct
       
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      Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Oh man, beat it with a BFH!! :D
       
    • Richard Cranium

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      The alignment guy told me the gearbox was pulling, so I took his word for it. When I got it home, I jacked up the front end, started the car up & the wheel stays centered. Looks like I'm a victim of a shitty alignment. :rolleyes:

      Time to go elsewhere.
       
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      • MarPar

        MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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        See post #8 :p
         
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        • kiwigtx

          kiwigtx International Mod Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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          :thumbsup: You called it right Mario.
           
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          • bad88ttop

            bad88ttop Well-Known Member

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            Interesting, I've never heard of this. I've restored a few cars and even after the front end alignment is completed the car wants to pull Left or Right.
             
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            Hello from Melbourne down under. I had the exact same problem after replacing the steering box. Took me a few goes to finally position the valve on top of the box right as kiwigtx has shown. Good luck. Stay safe in these terrible times.
             
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