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Old 10-11-2004, 08:41 AM
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Exclamation gm power steering turns to left by itself

We got the '58 chevy truck fired up yesterday and everything went well until I topped of the power steering fluid (using a 75 Nova front sub)

When I added fluid the steering turned to the left and locked up. With the engine shut off it's still locked up. Any idea what causes this? I assume it's in the steering gear itself.

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Old 10-12-2004, 12:33 PM
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You've probably got the pressure and return lines from the pump to the gear hooked up backwards...
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:46 PM
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Thanks Astro, others have told me the same thing. It's my brothers project and I'm trying to get it sorted out for him so he can start driving it. I pulled the lines off and they're two different sized flare fittings. Right now he's got the pressure line connected to the larger sized lower fitting. It's a "Johnny Cash Special" so who knows what he's got going. Can someone with a Saginaw steering gear check their power steering plumbing? Let me know which port is which...
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Generally with all hydraulic systems the smaller is the high pressure side and the large is the return.
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Old 10-16-2004, 04:34 PM
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Just an update. The steering gear was FUBAR. We installed a remaned box on Friday night, it works like a million bucks...
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:19 PM
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I was goin to say that the spool valve was probably hooped...
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