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still no steering!!!

OK, i have posted here before and i am looking for any suggestion in any troubleshooting ideas or personal experiences. i have changed the entire front end with XRF components(u joints are fine), a remanned gearbox, and pump. i just today changed both pressure hoses and added a powersteering filter before the cooler and i changed to valvoline synthetic merc and bled the system. all i have gained was a slight groan in the pump now!! i have good brakes, but at a stand still i cant turn stock tires!! which component could be bad from the parts house? could the hydroboost cause this even though i have good brakes? im about to give up, anyone want an 01 platinum?

2001 f250 platinum edition: diy air filter mod, 4 inch exhaust(no muffler), XRF chassis components in front end.
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How did you bleed the system?

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what size are the tires? and hows the air pressure?

2002 F250 7.3/JW Tow master 4r100 205k miles
Mods:explorer heater valve, WR GP relay, RiffRAff boots, lariat overhead console, Hydra chip, 6637 mod, 6.0 cooler, AIH delete and isspro2 trans, egt, and boost gauges. 92 gallon aux tank with a total capacity of 130gallons, 1800 mile range , 4" MBRP straight Piped. 2" Warrior shackles
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bled the system like all other recommendations. raised the front end lock to lock and pumping brakes with the hydroboost return hose in a bucket, kept res full, blah blah blah. tires pressure is good. maybe i should put the vacuum pump on the res cap like i did the first time.
oh yeah i forgot, stock tires and two quarts of synthetic through it during bleeding/flush.

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I'm gonna say you have a bad reman pump. Do you have access to fittings to check pressure on you PS pump. If not swap with new. Fwiw, our pumps are pretty cheap and ford used them in many other vehicles. Even the Taurus. Ugh.

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but i had been led to believe it takes more pressure from the pump to use the brakes than the steering. so unless that info was incorrect then the pump would be fine if the brake boost feel fine, right? what should the pump pressure read on an external gauge?

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Pump is variable displacement. So, it should be around 7-800 at idle and higher rpm's (ie driving) the pressure relief should be set at 14-1500psi

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ok, just changed the pump,......again. bled the system,.....again. and no change in the steering,........again. had hope for a second, then installed the pump and just ended up still pissed off! anyone else have any ideas? i ask the same thing, could the hydroboost not allow the pressure to the gear box? im down to the hydroboost being the only part i didnt replace, and the gear box a possible bad rebuild. anyone?

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ok, just changed the pump,......again. bled the system,.....again. and no change in the steering,........again. had hope for a second, then installed the pump and just ended up still pissed off! anyone else have any ideas? i ask the same thing, could the hydroboost not allow the pressure to the gear box? im down to the hydroboost being the only part i didnt replace, and the gear box a possible bad rebuild. anyone?
Is your reman gearbox adjustment too tight??

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no, actually it has worn into an excessive play for my taste, probably due to the lack of assist

2001 f250 platinum edition: diy air filter mod, 4 inch exhaust(no muffler), XRF chassis components in front end.
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