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I replacing the powering steering pump in my 74 Chevy c10,

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I replacing the powering steering pump in my 74 Chevy c10, and as I'm bleeding the lines, and pump, the steering gets tough every time the wheels straighten out. Why is that happening??
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

did this issue happen before the pump was replaced???

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no, it was just tough to turn the wheel in either direction
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

ok, thank.

to bleed your lines, turn the wheels left and right to the stops and hold for 5 seconds.

did you flush he system of all the old fluid???

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
yea I flushed all the fluid out and as I'm turning the the wheel left and right it gets tough to turn as soon as the wheels are straightening out. and it's still happening even with the pump off and lines are emptying out
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

pump off????

please explain

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I took the power steering pump off again so I can flush all the fluid out, and flush out all the lines. when the pump was on, attached and filled with fluid, it was tough every time the wheels straightened out, and still tough to turn when the wheels straighten out .when there's no fluid and no pumped attached
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

it sounds like there is something in the steering box.

can you see fluid moving with the engine running in the steering pump??

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I didn't look when the pump was off, I don't have the pumped attached right now
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

are you running it without the pump attached???

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the truck is in my garage on jacks, and no I'm not running without a pump
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 4 months ago.

ok, good. I would continue to flush to see if you can free the debris from the steering box

Roy

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