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I just replaced the springs in my 94 chev silverado and now I have no power steering, fluid boils and over heats really quickly, replaced pump and hoses, is it possible the steering box could have a block or should I replace the steering box
If it was no problem before the spring change then go back to what you did with the suspension as it is possible that you are overloading the pump. Other than that for the oil to heat up and boil there has to be energy going into the oil Pump spinning under pressure with no release of the oil. Oil pumps have no pressure unless the steering valves are up set where they close off and move the steering until you stop moving the wheel . At this point the valves open and release the pressure back to the reservoir
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The most obvious places are the Power steering rack itself - at each end, and the hoses that are attatched to it.
A leak at the pump is easily spotted.
Hoses are cheaper to replace than seals on the rack (which may require a new unit)
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: power steering fluid
I would suggest using Valvoline Power steering fluid. It is certified to be used in GM vehicles. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help any further. Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa!
Posted on May 19, 2009
SOURCE: power steering leak
To try to find the leak, purchase a spray can of engine cleaner and spray the entire area of the pump and hoses. Then wash off with a garden hose. Fill pump reservoir with fluid. Have someone turn the steering wheel while you look in that area of the pump and hoses with a flashlight for the leak. Be careful of rotating fan and belts!
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
YOU CANT USE A REGULAR FUEL LINE ON POWER STEERING AS A HIGH PRESSURE HOSE.BECAUSE POWER STEERING PRESSURE IS 1000 PSI.YOU HAVE TO BUY THE POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE HOSE IT HAS NUMBER OF PLIES MATERIAL WEAVES TO MAKE IT STRONG.IT WAS MADE FOR POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE.YOU DONT HAVE A BLOCKAGE .THE HIGH PRESSURE HOSE JUST WORE OUT.REPLACE IT .IT SHOULD FIX THE PROBLEM.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
u will need 2 special tool to remove and reinstall the powersteering pully
it must be removed to acess the bolts to replace the pump and a new pump dose not come with pully
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
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