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1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump
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FINS!
Posted 2021-09-30 3:30 PM (#615492)
Subject: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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Still trying to figure out the problem, the pump has been rebuilt correctly (hopefully) this time, and tested. The belt was wrong, put the right belt on it, now it doesn't seem to be bubbling like it was before but it's not steering properly. There's a constant squeaking noise. When I turn the wheel, some areas have assist, some spots none and it's hard to turn the wheel. I can post a link to a video of it, it's behaving strange, if anyone has any suggestions what might be going on .
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22mafeja
Posted 2021-09-30 11:56 PM (#615503 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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At first I would check that the pump pulley isn`t loose on the axle and slips but sometimes gets a grip.
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FINS!
Posted 2021-10-04 10:21 PM (#615591 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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That's an interesting idea, didn't think of that, thanks
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ronbo97
Posted 2021-10-04 11:27 PM (#615600 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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FINS! - 2021-09-30 3:30 PM Still trying to figure out the problem, the pump has been rebuilt correctly (hopefully) this time, and tested. The belt was wrong, put the right belt on it, now it doesn't seem to be bubbling like it was before but it's not steering properly. There's a constant squeaking noise. When I turn the wheel, some areas have assist, some spots none and it's hard to turn the wheel. I can post a link to a video of it, it's behaving strange, if anyone has any suggestions what might be going on .

It sounds like your fluid is contaminated with a foreign substance. I would flush out the pump reservoir and lines thoroughly. Then refill with power steering fluid. Then bleed.

Ron

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FINS!
Posted 2021-10-06 12:16 PM (#615624 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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The pump pulley is on tight with the bolt. All the fluid in the reservoir is new but I'll try flushing and bleeding it again.
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Powerflite
Posted 2021-10-06 3:54 PM (#615627 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump



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Bubbles in your fluid can also cause that. When your fluid gets a little low, or when you have a leak at your box, you can get bubbles generated in the system.
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FINS!
Posted 2021-10-18 10:37 PM (#616014 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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Well just for the heck of it, replaced the fluid, that's not what's going on, here's a video the pump. It squeaks and appears to be turning slowly which is weird. Assist is "spotty", I have to fight with the wheel when it's near the stops. Any ideas appreciated. https://youtu.be/dzmFQDeuU1M
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wizard
Posted 2021-10-19 2:37 AM (#616020 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump



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Something is totally wrong here - the pump is binding or the pressure valve is stuck. I'd tear down the pump again and recheck everything.
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FINS!
Posted 2021-10-29 2:58 PM (#616392 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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The pump is back at the rebuilder who says it tests out fine, I'll go there and see for myself. Possible suggestions for the problem were belt not tight enough, wrong belt style (but I have the correct belt as cross referenced with the OEM part number), some kind of issue with the pulley on the pump. Ideas? I'm pretty much stumped. This does not seem like a gearbox issue. The pump will squeak when the wheel is not being turned.
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wizard
Posted 2021-10-29 4:11 PM (#616401 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump



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Bring your pressure hose with you so that the guy can hook it up to the steering gear he's using for to test the pump
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springsweptwing
Posted 2021-11-01 8:13 PM (#616493 - in reply to #616401)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump



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Looks like belt is slipping on bottom pulley, belt looks to need more tension on it, you should have 1/8 inch deflection on a new belt and 3/16 on a old belt.



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FINS!
Posted 2022-01-08 6:32 PM (#618259 - in reply to #615492)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge Still No Steering After Rebuilt Pump


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Thank you, the belt was indeed slipping on the pulley. I had the pulley checked to make sure it was true and not slightly bent. Now it works as it should, finally.... Thanks guys for the help and suggestions.
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