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Old 06-05-2005, 10:33 AM
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weird steering problem

bought a 77 trans am to build. the power steering pump was in the trunk. I put it all together and the wheels spin to the left automatically. The hoses have different size fittings so I don't think I could screw it up. I've talked to a couple of people I thought might know about this , but they've never heard of this problem. Please help if you can. I've consulted my Haynes manual and it's useless. I'm not sure what to do next.

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Does the system have a remote cooler and/or filter that the lines could have been crossed at?

If you are certain that the pressure and return hoses are hooked to the box correctly, then the problem is most likely in the box. The appropriate year OEM FACTORY SHOP MANUAL will have the diagnostic sequence to ascertain problem and repair.
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Old 06-05-2005, 03:04 PM
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Only time I ever saw that it was the box. It was in an old Chrysler, and a guy I was working with years ago took the box open to try to fix it. He thought he had, reached thru the steering wheel to start the car, and it broke his arm.

A new (rmfg) box fixed it (the car.. the arm took longer).

I have seen a couple R&P units drift one way from a bad rack.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:25 AM
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Hooking a GM box up backwards does nothing but lock up the sector gear. Pressure spikes enough it's possible to blow hyd. lines.

You have a bad steering box. Buy a new one.
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