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Old 05-17-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Alright guys I need some help. I have a 1990 mustang gt. I just replaced the rack and pinion about a month or two ago and recently the power steering just stopped working one way but it would turn the other way just fine. So I thought it might be the pump so I replaced it and bled it. It worked for a little while then just stopped working again completely. I have also put a new belt and tensioner pulley on it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Trash in one of the inlets on the rack blocking flow?
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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That could possibly be it. But it calls for type f tranny fluid and I didn't know that before so it had power steering in it for a while. Could that have messed anything up?
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Same thing, but power steering fluid costs more. So, I would flush it all out, check for trash in fittings and lines, then add ATF like it calls for.
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Return line problem, sounds like.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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How should I flush it out?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Don't worry about the flush just yet, it's not vital. Find the problem with the line. Will the wheels turn normally with key on/engine off?
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Yeah it's just hard as hell.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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I've checked all of the line and there is flow through all of them. Nothing clogged
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #10
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You have something blocking flow somewhere, might be in the rack itself.
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