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post #1 of 14 Old 04-10-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lately (last month or so) sometimes at idle, I have a hard time steering. It seems like the steering wheel starts to turn easily, but suddenly gets hard to turn. If I rev the engine a bit, it's easy to turn again.

Yesterday, I was towing my 5th wheel (~10K) back to my house. As I approached the house, I applied the brakes, but they seemed a little mushy and as I started to turn into the house, the steering was hard to turn. I eased up on the brakes slightly and the steering got easier.

Rolling along at speed, whether towing or not, I have no steering issues. And the 'at idle' problem doesn't happen every time.

I'm figuring it's something with the Hydroboost/power steering, but I don't know enough about it to know what to do next. I replaced the PS Pump a couple of years ago. Pump is full.

I kind of want to get this figured out before too long. Ideas?


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Have you flushed the fluid ever? It made a world of difference in mine.

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Agreed try giving the fluid a flush, but ultimately these pumps. especially replacement ones are known for this.

I've got a cheap reman in mine with 37's and so far it's okay, but I don't expect it to last long.
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Fluid flush will help some for awhile, But will probably need a new pump!


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Thanks for the input. I believe in doing the easy first. So...as soon as I get a chance, I'll flush it out. Any particular way to do that? I seem to remember a video or something showing 'how-to' - I'll have to research it.

I replaced the pump before, I can do it again. Not my favorite thing to do, but..........


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Thanks for the links! That's pretty simple when ya know "where" to go. Looks more time consuming than hard. I'm glad the guy in the video mentioned the hose that gets removed. I'l have to figure out what to do with that so I don't make a mess....


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I noticed after I did the flush on mine that for a bit the break pedal had a bounce to it when I first tapped it but it seems to have gone away.
I did the flush with some cheap fluid and figure Ill give it till June 1st or so flush again and run the spendy stuff...

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Thanks for the links! That's pretty simple when ya know "where" to go. Looks more time consuming than hard. I'm glad the guy in the video mentioned the hose that gets removed. I'l have to figure out what to do with that so I don't make a mess....
It a real quick and easy flush. Maybe 30 minutes tops. I cut a 5 gallon buck down and set it on my battery and extended the return line, piece of cake. Just make sure you do not let it run dry, I found pumping the brakes spit out a lot more fluid that turning the steering wheel, but make sure you do both.

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