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Username Post: steering & brakes        (Topic#353831)
new in 62 
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new in 62
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11-09-18 10:14 AM - Post#2750894    

from new iN 62
I installed a new power steering dist valve on my 62 I tried to adjust the valve & I get pwr steering to the right & hard to the left I also put a kit in the cylinder could I have put this in wrong I thought it was a simple task I'm thinking i may have blocked a hole in the cyl.
I had the front end on jack stands I started the engine & when I revved it up it grabbed the steering wheel strange is my pump not working at lower RPM
I tried adjusting the valve by u tube video on 63 corvette this didn't work for me.I would like to know if there is a way to center the valve by turning the adjusting screw stop to stop or would the adjusting turn all the way out?
While I'm here I installed a new master cylinder & booster I installed disc brakes on the front I've got brakes but not power brakes I'm thinking the pushrod needs adjusting but I don't want to damage the booster by going to far any help I can get on this forum would be greatly appreciated,I'll thank you in advance.

Ken new in 62



 




DonSSDD 
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11-09-18 11:58 AM - Post#2750902    
    In response to new in 62

I can’t help you with disk brakes, but for the stock ps setup, follow the shop manual procedure for adjusting the pressure. You need a 61 shop manual, 62 supplement, and the 62 assembly manual. The ps info is the same for the 62 as the 61 shop manual but you’ll find the other 2 manuals very useful.

If you have everything installed correctly and just need the pressure adjusted, you do that while jacked up, if you have the system bled enough, when you start the car, the ps will work but may go all one way.

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DonSSDD 
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11-09-18 12:13 PM - Post#2750904    
    In response to DonSSDD

And check the website “the old car manual project “ for the shop manual of you don’t have one.

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Jalapeno 
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11-10-18 08:36 PM - Post#2751032    
    In response to new in 62

new in 62, welcome.

What is the history of the power steering, especially the valve? By that I mean was it working properly before the work? Did you build the valve yourself? Or was it replaced with a professionally rebuilt original or a new valve?

The cylinder seal replacement would not cause this problem.

It's best to remove the cylinder shaft from the frame bracket while you adjust the control valve. That way you can fine tune the valve adjustment.

When adjusted properly, the adjusting nut will show about 1/16" of the relay rod it is threaded onto.

It's possible the valve has been assembled incorrectly.

Post your progress.

Jalapeno


 
ragtp66 
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11-11-18 07:50 PM - Post#2751100    
    In response to new in 62

Make sure the clevis is installed in the bottom hole on the brake pedal for power brakes.

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