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Dirt Newbie

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posted March 08, 2005 06:26 AM  
We have a limited sportman monte carlo that has power steering already and we added a strg quickner last week.Now the car seems very hard to turn. Has anyone else ran into this problem? Is it supposed to be harder to turn now?

Dirt Freak

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posted March 08, 2005 06:28 AM  
Did you possibly install it backwards?

Dirt Newbie

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posted March 08, 2005 06:34 AM  
We checked it out and it is steering quicker ,just seems real hard to turn wheel with motor running.We doubled checked instructions and it is installed facing correct way. It takes both hands to turn wheel.

Dirt Freak

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posted March 08, 2005 02:47 PM  
Is it in a bind somewhere? Try unhooking the shaft from the back side and then turn the wheel. If it free's up then its something other than the quickener.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

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posted March 08, 2005 04:10 PM  
Sounds to me you had a steering box going out and didnt feel it till you put in the quick steer. Good luck

Dirt Freak

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posted March 08, 2005 06:02 PM  
Is it a new quickner? A friend of mine bought a used one that had a bent shaft, and I have had to rebuild mine every year. They don't have gaskets and you don't pull them out when you wash the car. If it's used, take it apart, clean it up, and put new grease in it. If it's new - send it back. But the first thing to do is disconnect it from the steering box to see if it's the quickner or the steering box. It should not take both hands to turn the wheel with the engine running.

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted March 09, 2005 10:45 AM  
It is very hard to turn with a quickner if you do not have the engine running. Lost a belt going thru 3 and 4 and hello wall. Luckily I was strong and fast enough to just graze it.

Make sure it is not binding. If it is, it will get hard to a certain point and brake free fast when it passes that point. Be sure to drive smooth with your new quickner. Get some practice with it if you have not used one before. I was over correcting crazy like, very fast reaction with one. So put your elbows two your side and donít go to fast with the wheel. It is a good thing to have when you get use to it!

Dirt Maniac

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posted March 09, 2005 03:05 PM  
we had the same problem we took ours off but i think our problem was that we had swivel joints that was not in time with each other

Special Ed
Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 09, 2005 04:48 PM  
We ran into the same problem with a new quickener. We took ours apart and it was all gummed up inside. We cleaned it out and shot it full of good ol' LUCAS. It freed it right up and this will be the 4th year since and it still works like a champ.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 09, 2005 05:39 PM  
This has happened to me twice and each time my pump was bad, put a new ump on and it fixed it. I too thought it was the quickner. Try it or borrow someones pump and see what it does.

Dirt Freak

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posted March 10, 2005 01:34 PM  
are you running underdrive pulleys?put the thing in first,and take it for a ride around the yard at 4000-5000 rpm .was it any easier?i don't run a quickner ,and i've got underdrive pulleys and can't hardly turn the wheel at speed it works perfect,and doesn't toss belts ,or kill pumps.

Dirt Roller

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posted March 10, 2005 02:25 PM  
if you are running a 2-1 quickner it will be harder to turn at idle,valve in pump can be changed to help!!

AKA Fatman


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