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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Power steering not working
The first thing you have to ask yourself is "where did the old fluid go in the first place?"
Most likely, it is leaking from the steering rack itself, and into the dust boots, which is why you can't see it.
If the system was completely empty, you will have to fill it, and turn the wheel from left to right, all the way from "lock to lock" each way. This can be hard, but that's what you have to do to get the fluid back into the system.
It "should" only take 3-4 complete turns back and forth for it to work, unless there's a major leak. Then, top off the system.
Look under the car for any signs of fluid "weeping" from out of the steering rack.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Should not be too hard. I have not done one on an 1986 model but I have on a 1983. The principle will be the same.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
SOURCE: power steering fluid leaking.
With the engine switched off. Go under the car and clean of all the fluid you find. Now start the car and turn the steering wheel from full lock to full lock. Switch off the engine and go under the car and you should see the area of the fluid leek. With this information you can then decide how to tackle the repair.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Somewhere along the lines something other than PS fluid was put in there...More than likly a high deteregent fluid (at fluid, brake fluid). Somepeople have done this for a quick fill....which can ultimately lead to wear and tear of seals overtime they will deteriate into the fluid makeing it discolored then it will slightly burn giving it a darker color and funny smell..If this is not the case where no sub was added to the resivoir, then something is falty in the power stearing pump mechinisim..Or if you race the car on a track with high turns excessive use can also lead to a break down in the fluids make up....make sure on the next change to fully drain out all old fluid and flush it with a half qt of new fluid b4 you refill with new...Hope this was helpful for you...
Posted on May 19, 2009
yes but the pump is fine as long as the steering is easy. if it isnt easy to turn then replace the pump or it could destroy the belt
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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