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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 02, 09:48 PM
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Lately when I start my 67 up in the morning, I can turn the steering wheel to the left with no problem, but when I try to turn it to the right, I have no power assist. If I force the wheel to the right, eventually I begin to get power intermitantly. Within a few minutes of that, I have normal power steering throughout the day, but the next morning it starts all over again. Fluid level is fine, but it is an old pump so I replaced it. The problem did not go away with the new pump. Could the problem be in the steering gear?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 02, 11:35 PM
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Sounds like the box is in need of some help. If it where the pump, both sides would be difficult.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 06:14 AM
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Now is an excellent time to go buy a power steering box from a '90 Camaro and swap the newer internals into your old box. That will make your car much more enjoyable to drive. There are tons of posts on this site on what you need to do.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 04:53 PM
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My steering box did the same thing for quite a long time. Don't know what the cause was.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 02, 09:56 AM
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Ok, I guess I should start looking at the steering box as the possible cause. I've been looking for an excuse to get a variable ratio box anyway. Thanks guys.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 02, 01:07 AM
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Yup, the assist apply valve is sticky in one direction. This is a very common problem with Saginaw style boxes. It will probably never get any better or any worse! But, now is definitely the time to make that upgrade you've been dreaming of!
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