I have installed power steering on my 67 RS small block and it does not work at all. Everything is hooked up but it's like there is no belt on the pump. Do you think it might be a bad pump? It was a rebuilt one.
Welcome to Team Camaro Driller54. We need more info to make a deduction. Was your '67 Camaro a non-power steering car, what ps components did you use, did you bleed the system, what kind of fluid did you use, did you change the pitman arm or rag/coupler joint, etc?
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She was a manual steering car originally. I installed rebuilt pump and gearbox, new power steering pitman arm, new rag joint and Ididit steering column. I bled the system per chevy chassis manual and had power steering for about two seconds then nothing. There is no whine or sound from the pump and no movement of fluid that I can see inside the pump tank. I used NAPA power steering fluid, got about 1.3 quarts in it.
Test for pressure at the steering box inlet. The easiest way to do this is slightly loosen the connection to the steering box and cover with a rag. Have someone start the car, and you should quickly get a ton of fluid out of the connection. If that is the case, then suspect the steering box. If not, suspect the pump or a blocked hose. Kind of messy, but it works and is easier than removing either than swapping either part blindly.
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I have run across this problem lately with rebuilt and customer reassembled power steering pumps.
When you remove the power steering hose assembly from the back of the pump, you will have access to the discharge fitting #24. It unscrews from the back of the pump reservoir and housing. The o-ring #23 in the picture is assembled onto the fitting. Behind the fitting there should be a flow control valve assembly #6. And behind the valve assembly should be a spring #5.
The spring should be the first part that is reinstalled into the pump discharge port. Then the flow control valve. Orient the valve so that the hex shaped nut with the screened port goes into the pump first against the spring. Then the discharge fitting threads into the back of the pump. The discharge fitting should be pushing the control valve against the spring.
If the control valve is backwards there will be little if any oil flow out of the pump. If the spring and control valve are reversed you won't have any oil flow.
I took the high pressure hose off and let it run into an empty bottle. There was a good flow of oil but not what I would call a lot of pressure. Not a ton of oil. The high pressure hose should be attached to the fitting closest to the engine correct? Thanks for the great note on assembly of the high pressure valve! What next?
Great news! I took the tank off of the pump and 3 large pieces of metal fell out. The casting was broken and a retaining ring was out. I replaced it with a new rebuilt pump, checked the high pressure valve of course, and everything works great. Thank you all for your help!!!