posted March 19, 2002 10:49 AM
Check your stering u joints they could be at to extreme of an angle, and be binding up. I have had this problem before.
posted March 20, 2002 10:38 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 Member
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!!!!!
posted March 25, 2002 11:11 AM
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.