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Power steering help
#1
Just picked up my car after engine rebuild yesterday.
Got it home and did some detailing. After dinner took her out and power steering is gone!
Car has new pwr steering pump, steering gear box and hoses!

Fluid level is fine.
Belt is new and tight.
Pulley is spinning, no slippage.

Maybe wrong fluid was put in?
What is the correct fluid?

Could it be a bad Cardone pump rebuild? How do I check for this?

Thanks.
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#2
Sure sounds like a bad pump. However, try this. Take your coil wire off so the engine won't start. Disconnect your pressure line at the gearbox and wrap a rag around it while standing outside the car. Have someone crank the engine and see if you have pressure. If not, Pump's bad or line is plugged.
If you have old lines they will deteriorate from the inside and plug the discharge on the pump. If first thing doesn't work. Try disconnecting the line directly at the pump and again hold a rag as a deflector. Trash may blow out. Best I've got.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#3
marks73;127351 Wrote:Sure sounds like a bad pump. However, try this. Take your coil wire off so the engine won't start. Disconnect your pressure line at the gearbox and wrap a rag around it while standing outside the car. Have someone crank the engine and see if you have pressure. If not, Pump's bad or line is plugged.
If you have old lines they will deteriorate from the inside and plug the discharge on the pump. If first thing doesn't work. Try disconnecting the line directly at the pump and again hold a rag as a deflector. Trash may blow out. Best I've got.

Thanks for the tips.

The pump is still under warrantee so I guess I'll just return it and get another.
Man what a hassle!
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#4
Also you can start the engine and turn the wheels from stop to stop several times to get the air out, you should be able to hear the pump working, then pull the dipstick and check for bubbles on it...if you have bubbles the pump is working.
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#5
Would you believe that no one has a remanufactured one available?
Rock auto, etc....
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#6
"New" power steering pump? A new pump will fail in the first 60 seconds if it isnt filled and primed before it run.i just bought a replacement Cardone that is concours and has a warrantee. Looks fine.
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#7
Ok if they put modern power steering fluid in the oem style pump it won't work.

They are suppose to use type F transmission fluid in the power steering system.

This is assuming they rebuilt the pump correctly or the pump didnt fail.
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#8
Today I disconnected the pressure hose from the gear box.
Placed that end of the hose into a gallon jug.
Diiconnected the coil wire and cranked it a few times.
No fluid shot out of the hose, so that means pump failure.

Am I correct?

Fluid should have been shooting out. While cranking.

I guess I'll be putting back my old noisey yet functional pump today.
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#9
i would have expected fluid too. but perhaps you might try draining from the resivoir and refilling with new fluid type F as mentioned above...and turning the wheels back and forth a bit after it is refilled and the engine is running? might make sense to give it another shot before removing it? and...the shop that installed it used a pulley tool and not a hammer right?
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wwhite72;127572 Wrote:i would have expected fluid too. but perhaps you might try draining from the resivoir and refilling with new fluid type F as mentioned above...and turning the wheels back and forth a bit after it is refilled and the engine is running? might make sense to give it another shot before removing it? and...the shop that installed it used a pulley tool and not a hammer right?

Yep I used a pulley removal and instal tool.
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