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Author Topic:   P/S w/Rack, PLEASE HELP ASAP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted May 12, 2002 02:38 PM  
I started my motor up today to check everything, to make sure everything was right.

Well I thoguht that this was strange the the P/S rack started going to the right all by itself not softly either real hard like.

Then I let the motor run for about ten MINs and then I tried to work the steering wheel back and forth to get the air bubbles out of the steering system, well when I did this the wheel started shaking violently, so I grabbed a hold of it and got it stopped, then I tried moving it again same thing happend!!! This time I just shut the motor down.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening???

Also I'm very very new to Late Models, also my rack is an appleton, and on the side of the servo are 2 letters on the front side (towards the nose) it has an R stamped in it I'm assuming that this stands for reservoir or return line, and the the letter that is on the other side (towards the motor) it has an L so I would assume the the stands for line, like a pressure line. This is how I how everthing hooked up right now.

So can anyone help me out soon PLEASE !!!!??????

Thanks for any help at all in advance?


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted May 12, 2002 06:26 PM  

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 16, 2002 05:10 AM  
I had the same thing happen to me a couple of years ago. The problem is in the servo, it's letting fluid pass thru where it shouldn't be and causes it to turn hard one way or the other. I sent mine off to get it repaired. The first night out about three laps into a feature that I was leading it broke again going into turn three so I was wide open and it put me straight into the wall, broke both my thumbs. My advice would be to get a new rack from appleton it's well worth it. I did and haven't had any problems since.
Good Luck

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted May 16, 2002 06:54 AM  
Thanks for everyones help, I found out what the problem was= the problem was that the lines were hooked up backwards, I switched them and it fixed all the problems that I had. The problem was that there was no "T" or "P" to indicate which line went where.

again thanks for the help again guys,


Tim Cornely
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posted May 17, 2002 02:26 AM           send a private message to WILDphil   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Just a side note, if you hook up the lines backwards you can get a sudden deflection of the rack to one side driven by over 1000 lbs of pressure from the pump. If you have recently done some work on your system be sure you do not have your hands inside the steering wheel at first start up, you could be injured badly. TC

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted May 17, 2002 08:05 PM  
Exactly we was putting power on late model last week had same problem took a little while to figure out had lines on backwards and it did same thing

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