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Old 02-01-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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Ok the power steering in my 87 is REALLY stiff on slow right turns and when it'* cold. I've noticed a lot of mid to late 80'* gm'* do this. What causes this? Is it the seals inside the rack?
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What'* the ambient temp in your area? I'm thinking that the fluid is to thick and the pump can't move it as easily as nice warm fluid.
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Does it make any noises, perhaps? When you turn to the left, does it have the same resistance as the right? It may be you are low on fluid. Or like lakeville mentioned that the fluid is too thick for the pump to flow the necessary amount and pressure.


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No it only occurs to the right, fluid is full, and it happens all the time, just more PRONOUNCED in the cold. Lakeville- I live in richfield so u know what the ambient temp. is. COLD. But it really makes no difference of what temp outside is, once it warms up under the hood it really only does it during SLOW right turns (15MPH or less).
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Its the famous GM cold start steering problem.
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Its the famous GM cold start steering problem.
Yeah, they use to call this morning sickness. But the car is over 18 years old. And if this is the original rack then you're doing pretty good with this condition just appearing now. I would just replace the rack because to fix this rack you can't get to the spool valve o-rings without removing the unit. If you do replace it, make sure you get a rack that has the inner tie rods already attached to the new/rebuilt Power Steering Rack.
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No it only occurs to the right, fluid is full, and it happens all the time, just more PRONOUNCED in the cold. Lakeville- I live in richfield so u know what the ambient temp. is. COLD. But it really makes no difference of what temp outside is, once it warms up under the hood it really only does it during SLOW right turns (15MPH or less).
You live in Richfield!!?!?!?! I never knew that......You best get of to www.mnbonnevilleclub.com ......Got some interesting stuff coming up....and meets ( I think)

Did your steering get any better last weekend? When it was 60 DEGREES!!!! outside???
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