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 Post subject: power steering problem need help urgent.
Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:52 pm 
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problem is that the power steering is really still feels like there is no power steering, dont know what caused it, drove the car into the garage, did a t5 conversion, drove it out and worked fine for a min or two, then suddenly no power steering, what should i do to figure out what is wrong??

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering problem need help urgent.
Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:54 pm 
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Might be stupid and obvious but Fluid, Power steering belt or pressure switch?
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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:56 pm 
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i6_demon wrote:
Might be stupid and obvious but Fluid, Power steering belt or pressure switch?


yer it has fluid, the belt is still there,

pressure switch???

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering problem need help urgent.
Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:59 pm 
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on the rack. maybe the pump s**t itself internally

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:05 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
on the rack. maybe the pump s**t itself internally


could i have possibly damaged the switch when doing the t5 conversion or that too unlikely.

so if the pump s**t it self, do i just replace it or can it be repaired or what?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:06 pm 
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wreckers is easier. pumps piss easy to change

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:07 pm 
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bradley4567 wrote:
i6_demon wrote:
Might be stupid and obvious but Fluid, Power steering belt or pressure switch?


yer it has fluid, the belt is still there,

pressure switch???


Perhaps not a switch as such but the pressure control valve - im pretty sure its inside the pump itself - dont quote me - i have the same problem with my eb1 mont and the missus dad said it could be the pressure control vavle - I would be able to tell you more but I honestly cant be f**k fixing the eb or putting money into it so its as it is . . . the book i have for ef/l says something about it in the powersteering pump overhaul section but doesnt really go into it - its a s**t book . . .
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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:09 pm 
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but will it be ok to drive for a day without power steering?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:11 pm 
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watch out. you might crash if you have to swerve quickly. a Falcon is pretty heavy without P/steer

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Im not gunna tell you yes or no simply cause if have an accident I dont wanna be the one that stupidly says yes - I still drive the EB but I dont go very far - maybe up the shops and back but thats about it . . . I personally just dont like running the risk of going to far from home in it or going on the HWYS at 100kph coz of the fact it probably is dangerous . . .
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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:23 pm 
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i6_demon wrote:
Im not gunna tell you yes or no simply cause if have an accident I dont wanna be the one that stupidly says yes - I still drive the EB but I dont go very far - maybe up the shops and back but thats about it . . . I personally just dont like running the risk of going to far from home in it or going on the HWYS at 100kph coz of the fact it probably is dangerous . . .


but if it does get driven the steering wont totally fail and the steering lock on straight or something like that will it?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:27 pm 
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Like the old days. The faster you go the lighter the steering.
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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:31 pm 
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bradley4567 wrote:
i6_demon wrote:
Im not gunna tell you yes or no simply cause if have an accident I dont wanna be the one that stupidly says yes - I still drive the EB but I dont go very far - maybe up the shops and back but thats about it . . . I personally just dont like running the risk of going to far from home in it or going on the HWYS at 100kph coz of the fact it probably is dangerous . . .


but if it does get driven the steering wont totally fail and the steering lock on straight or something like that will it?


It depends on what is actually wrong - it could fail . . . i guess . . .
What do you mean by lock on straight? If it completly fails im guessing that the wheels will stay at whatever point they were at when it failed - so if your going around a corner you would be f**k and even on a straight it could die just before a corner or while you have the steering slightly turned which in both cases if im correct you wouldnt have much chance to avoid an accident . . . Unless you know the actual problem if I were in your shoes I wouldnt drive . . . and as WILDEB said the falcons are very heavy with no power steering and if you have to turn sharply youll be more likley to crash
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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:34 pm 
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i6_demon wrote:
bradley4567 wrote:
i6_demon wrote:
Im not gunna tell you yes or no simply cause if have an accident I dont wanna be the one that stupidly says yes - I still drive the EB but I dont go very far - maybe up the shops and back but thats about it . . . I personally just dont like running the risk of going to far from home in it or going on the HWYS at 100kph coz of the fact it probably is dangerous . . .


but if it does get driven the steering wont totally fail and the steering lock on straight or something like that will it?


It depends on what is actually wrong - it could fail . . . i guess . . .
What do you mean by lock on straight? If it completly fails im guessing that the wheels will stay at whatever point they were at when it failed - so if your going around a corner you would be f**k and even on a straight it could die just before a corner or while you have the steering slightly turned which in both cases if im correct you wouldnt have much chance to avoid an accident . . . Unless you know the actual problem if I were in your shoes I wouldnt drive . . . and as WILDEB said the falcons are very heavy with no power steering and if you have to turn sharply youll be more likley to crash



i mean if it was driving along, and all of a sudden no steerin at all

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:34 pm 
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FFS dont you guys remember pre power steer. Just grow some muscles and steer the bloody thing.
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