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holeshot
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 19, 2002 10:49 AM UIN: 3728
I have a 30 spline sterring box (small shaft) that i changed to this year. the box feels tight in spots and i do not like it.I had a spare with same part # and it feels the same so i started removing the tie rods and so on to see if the box would free up and it has not.does anyone have any idea's what could be wrong?I did notice they have a check valve on the pressure side can that be removed?also it feel about the same with motor on or off. thanks part 7812145,26000525 big z on side

Tom Asmus
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted March 19, 2002 08:35 PM
Check your stering u joints they could be at to extreme of an angle, and be binding up. I have had this problem before.

holeshot
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 20, 2002 10:38 AM UIN: 3728
the u-joints are at about 30 to 40 degree's but when i take the box off the steering wheel turns easy. it is a harris with over the top headers so i had to do some angle to get suff to work . when i turn the wheel to the left and let go it turn back to the right by it self about a quarter turn and the same when i turn it to the right it turns back to the left and it is not all the way to lock. it almost feels like air in the line. thanks

PJay72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted March 24, 2002 12:34 AM
Tom is right about the extreme angles you’ve got. Don’t go over 20 degrees. The more angle in the u-joint the harder it is to turn. For an example… Tighten a bolt with a torque wrench to 20ft/lbs. Then, put a wobbly between the socket and the ratchet, and bend the wobbly 20 degrees. You can break the bolt loose pretty easily. Now do it again but put a 45 or 60 degree bend in the wobbly. You will work your @$$ off. To go to the extreme with a 90 degree bend it is impossible to turn the bolt. The other thing that you may want to look at is the “phasing” of the u-joints. Steering u-joints should be aligned just like a drive shaft. There is tons of steering technical info on the Woodward Precision Steering web site. www.woodwardsteering.com

[This message has been edited by PJay72 (edited March 24, 2002).]

Tom Asmus
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted March 24, 2002 12:15 PM
Finally you posted something!!! He is right They have a tech manual that is in there catalog, Call and get one it helps out on steering ALOT!!!!!

holeshot
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted March 25, 2002 11:11 AM UIN: 3728
thanks guy's i went to the web site and saw the problem i was having with my steering( the flow rate is inadequate is what it said) changed the power steering pump and the problem was solved.

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