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Old 01-20-2006, 09:39 AM
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Power steering problem

I have a Mustang 2 front end on my 36 Chevy. It has a Chevy engine and Chevy power steering pump. The car has not been used in about a year. Now the steering seems to be very tight. It acts as if the pump belt is slipping, but it is not. It also appears to get better after it warms up. When very cold it acts like no power at all. Should I start with a new rack, pump or what? I want to sell the car, but I will not screw someone with a bad front end.
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I have no solid advice for you, because I always use a manual rack...not a power one on a Mustang II front end. BUT, maybe one of our other members will have some good advice.

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Your rack and pinion has "Morning sickness". the internal seals are hardened and are letting the fluid bypass them when the seals are cold and hard. When they warm up and soften, they seal, giving you smooth operation. Install new/rebuilt rack.
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Wasn't there a dealer modification where holes were drilled or passages were opened up, allowing more flow, so that this would be alleviated? I seem to remember this on the Cavaliers/Centurys/etc.
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