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Username Post: Power steering        (Topic#356766)
Nirmski 
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Reg: 06-10-19
06-10-19 11:09 AM - Post#2768137    

I ordered a new set of hoses for my 59 el- Camino , they have arrived but the hose that has a joiner that reduces the hose diameter has smaller threaded ends that don’t fit, they are larger on the original.I had a pipe made up without the two different sizes . Now the steering wheel goes violently left to right. I thought it was adjustment on the control valve as I had that apart but it dosnt seem to be adjustable .

What are the different sizes joined together for? Do I have to make it this way.? I’m thinking it is to perhaps control the pressure



 


PLS 
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PLS
Loc: Smyrna, Georgia
Reg: 06-07-12
06-10-19 12:27 PM - Post#2768145    
    In response to Nirmski

My first, first of all is welcome to chevytalk, the best information site that you could have landed on. My second first of all, I know very little about power steering, little enough to not offer advice but this was given to me by a fellow CT member, jalapeno, and it worked great for me on my 1960 Chevy Impala. As far as the hoses I have no clue as to how to help you but someone will chime in. The reason that I have attached this is because you mentioned, "Now the steering wheel goes violently left to right", and the bleeding instructions below includes a caution specifically mentioning this very thing.
BLEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT: USE TYPE A OR DEXRON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID OR EQUIVALENT

FLUID MUST BE TRANSLUCENT AND FREE FROM DEBRIS AND METAL PARTICLES.

When performing the bleeding process, both front wheels must be completely off the ground. Under loaded conditions (wheels on the ground), the PS fluid is injected into the cylinder under extreme high pressure. If any air is present, this will cause a foaming action with the fluid. It will take several hours, even overnight, to bleed out the air in the system if this foaming has occurred.

CAUTION:
DO NOT PUT ARMS OR HANDS THROUGH STEERING WHEEL WHEN PERFORMING INITIAL BLEEDING PROCEDURE. STEERING WHEEL MAY TURN VIOLENTLY IN EITHER DIRECTION.


1. Jack up front wheels and place car on stands. Do not use ramps. Wheels must be free to turn. DO NOT START ENGINE.

2. Fill pump with fluid. Use TYPE A or Dexron ATF or equivalent.

3. BEFORE STARTING ENGINE, turn the steering wheel lock to lock several times. Refill pump with fluid. Again turn steering wheel lock to lock several times. Check fluid level and refill as needed.

4. Start and run engine for at least 10 seconds with wheels in a straight ahead position.

5. Refill pump with fluid if needed.

6. Run engine for at least 10 seconds, then turn wheels in both directions LIGHTLY against stops.

7. Refill pump with fluid to correct level.

8. Let down front wheels and test drive vehicle. Refer to Shop Manual for troubleshooting chart if necessary.





Edited by PLS on 06-10-19 02:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Nirmski 
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Posts: 2

Reg: 06-10-19
06-10-19 01:50 PM - Post#2768155    
    In response to PLS

Thank you for your reply, I have taken out the control valve to check that was all ok, I will bleed it as described and see how that goes



 
58Yeoman 
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Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Reg: 12-22-15
06-10-19 05:10 PM - Post#2768176    
    In response to Nirmski

Check to make sure you haven't got the lines hooked up incorrectly. When I rebuilt my power steering control valve, I had the lines switched and the steering went back and forth violently from one stop to the other stop. Switched them around and everything was better.

1958 Chevrolet wagon (Yeoman)
1958 Belair (parts car)
1961 Impala convertible
1964 Impala Sport Sedan (parts car)


 
Jalapeno 
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Jalapeno
Loc: The Republic of Texas
Reg: 04-30-00
06-10-19 08:41 PM - Post#2768190    
    In response to Nirmski

You have the 2 hoses switched.

Jalapeno


 


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