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  1. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!! PUT FACTORY WHEELS BACK ON This is the first time in 11 years that I have ever had an issue with plus sized wheels as far as a power steering issue, what a relief!
  2. At this point, while I was able to duplicate the problem of no power assist with the pressure analyzer hooked up. I still peaked at 1200 psi, as well lock to lock left or right I was peaking at 1200 psi on both sides. I did however jack up the front of the truck slightly until we regained power assist. I'll be putting on my customers factory wheels and tires in the front and trying again... (as the factory tires are apx 3" narrower in width). As far as any modifications there are none. As well as far as any suspension problems I have already corrected a loose idler arm (only), and t
  3. SPEC IS 1350-1450 PSI... GAUGE COULD EVEN BE OFF 150 PSI.... IF I jack up the front of the truck power assist comes back, it does have after market 20" wheels and tires.. (tires are wider).... going to try oem wheels next??? Thinking that guys run 20-26" wheels all day long and don't have issues is my only concern, and 31-36s... ERRR
  4. So far got 1200 psi max with valve closed on Kent Moore P/S pressure tester... then 1200psi max on lock to lock both sides... although this is with the wheels up in the air. So far this morning noticed power assist while on gravel at a complete stop... pulled onto concrete and started loosing power assist... I'm not giving up yet! Goanna get this thing off the rack with the pressure tester hooked up until I can drive in lot and duplicate problem yet again and check pressures. Will post up what I find one way or the other...
  5. Belt was not an issue... I honestly feel like this truck at this point should have a blue oval instead of a bow tie.
  6. So far no luck with the third gear box. Has seemed to help a little bit, although only at a complete stop now does it loose power assist. Not sure if this truck actually has hydroboost or not (not to familiar with that system), it does appear to have a p/s fluid cooler in behind the grill, although I did blow out the lines return from pump and return from gear, to clear out any possible obstructions. Even bled the system as if it did possibly have hydroboost just in case. Waiting on a new belt to get here for fun, visibly no cracks, possibly stretched??? If this doesn't do it, I'll have to
  7. Drilling and shimming the spring and valve didn't help whatsoever... Starting to lean towards another junk A1 Cardone gearbox...OR About to try my luck with an AC Delco/ and or GM Reman... Now for the fun part trying to convince the customer to pay the difference for the "good" parts I originally quoted the job out for, instead of the junk parts the used car warranty company only wanted to pay for... Lesson for me learned the hard way... It's my way or the highway for now on!
  8. Just finally got the truck back to the shop from the customer... Pulling the pump again and drilling the valve out to the next size up, and possibly shimming the spring as well. If not then its off to my friends shop for a pressure test as well... Fingers crossed As well I don't believe this truck has speed sensitive steering either.
  9. LOL that's a good one... I'm susposed to get paid twice from A1 Cardone and once more on the gear box... I almost would of been better off getting the parts from Autozone.. HA HA HA... (they're usually good with paying labor at least)... I have one last trick up my sleeve, I'm going to pull the fitting out of the back of the pump and drill it out to the next size up, and sneak a washer behind the spring... Then head down to my friends shop if that doesn't do the trick and hook up his pressure gauge and see what's going on from there... Funny thing is he's got a 99 silverado he's fighti
  10. The first TWO were A1 Cardone, the one currently on the vehicle is an AC Delco... all of which are remans... Personally I would have preferred to install a new pump, but working with his "warranty company", they only wanted to pay for a reman of course, and as well expected me to only charge them what my price was on the pump. I hate to turn away work under any circumstance, but as of now I am surely loosing my rear on this one.
  11. I'll look into those things guys, just odd that I'm already on my third pump. I don't have a pressure gauge so I'll start looking for one of those. I also ran across a hydroboost bleeding procedure on Mitchell, I'll give that a try as well. Customer should be coming back into the shop today.
  12. Apparently I am having trouble with pesky power steering issues here in the shop And parts companies... apx. 114535 miles Customer complaint... intermitent hard steering... Customer has warranty on used vehicle Replaced power steering pump, pressure hose, blew out return hoses, and replaced steering gear as well. First p/s pump leaked steady stream through front of pump (replaced again) Second p/s pump was extremely noisey (replaced again) Steering gear leaking at pitman arm seal (replaced again) (Can you tell I'm getting tired of this local parts company????)
  13. Absolutely no fun at all... ended up being a leaking return line clamp...
  14. Just had this one towed in for an alternator... which led to customers concern of power steering fluid leakage, and on a side note needing water pump, tensioner, and idler pulley. It appears to be leaking from around the pump and resevoir, and of course not wanting to put it all back together start it up and start looking where we can't see anyways... Have you guys seen these as a high fail item on these cars? We're certainly booked on the labor if we need to reasemble and diagnosis it after the fact, considering the amount of usable space to work, and see into these vehicles.

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