Power steering trouble

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by D BERRY, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. D BERRY

    D BERRY 72 Skylark 2 DR POST

    My power steering on my 72 Lark is nearly inoperable and making lots of whining noises, like me, I have foam coming out the vent hole in the cap like it's not pumping. but when I take the pump off and spin the pully by hand it shoots a stream about six or seven feet with no air in it. Any ideas, is it the pump or the box, is it possible that the pump is OK and the box is not? O, also when the motor is idleing the steering wheel is wiggling back and forth.


    Dave Berry

    :rant: :rant:

    NOTNSS Gold Level Contributor

    Tighten the belt first. Wobbly wheel indicates slipping belt if I'm not mistaken. Often it's the belt you hear squealing, too.
  3. r72gs

    r72gs Another project........

    Sounds like the relif valve in the pump is bad.......
  4. D BERRY

    D BERRY 72 Skylark 2 DR POST

    I can take the relief valve out of the pump I just got and try that, it's under the fitting where the high pressure hose goes, correct.

    Dave Berry
  5. 3shields

    3shields Let's go, MOUNTAINEERS!!!

    I tried changing the relief valve, then the pump, and finally had to put another steering box on mine to get it right.


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