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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Steering is possessed take two.

Since my last post magically disappeared I have started a new one. I have all new hydraulics in my steering, control valve, cylinder and hoses. When sitting still and throttle is increased the wheel turns to the right by itself. I read on stangers site that over greasing the ball stud can cause this. I may have done this, I didn't fill it to the point of grease spilling out but I did put in about 10 squirts when I guess 2 may have been plenty. Is there a way I can try to remove the excess grease?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 08:17 PM
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The dam valve isn't centered. (period, end of sentence)

Your issue has nothing to do with too much grease.
You should remove the grease fitting anyway and replace
it with a plug. Having a fitting there just invites blowing out
the rubber boot by over zealous use of the grease
gun.

It's my personal opinion that you shouldn't be fooling
around with P/S control valves, but that's just my
opinion.

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If I had money laying around I would love to ditch this antiquated steering system, but that's not the case. Until I win the lottery, I'm kind of stuck fooling with this stupid valve. I guess I will pull the cap and check the nut next week sometime.
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You could always go with manual steering. It's not that hard to deal with.

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After going thru my control valve I experienced the same upon the initial test. After half a dozen or so times running lock to lock the system bled and all was good. Hopefully yours will turn out the same.

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I've thought about going manual, checked the flaming river boxes out. If I return this control valve, I'd have a third of the money needed.
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Keep the steering box you have or have it rebuilt, the general conscious here is the F/R replacement gears are junk. If you do a search you can read about it, there was a thread last week on this very subject, Zray left some comments behind, that can narrow your search results.
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send it to chock!

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send it to chock!
That's what I do. And I know how to rebuild them.....
He's far better at it though.

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