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Old October 29th, 2019, 16:08
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power steering morning sickness.

so in winter im getting the hard to steer of a bit, first thing in the morning.
its gotten worse every winter for the last 3 winters.
i have read that lucas power steering fluid can help. so that will prolly be the first step.
What i want to know is could i expect a rebuild kit to solve the problem? cause apparently it can be caused by wear on the seals the seals AND the casing wall.


any body got any first hand experience?
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Old October 30th, 2019, 10:32
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

Mine has been stiff and really noisy on cold morning ever since I replaced the pump with a Cardone reman. It's okay once it warms up though. One of these days, I'm going to replace the pump again. I might try a fluid flush with synthetic and see if that helps first.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 10:39
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

Unfortunately those symptons describe the spool valve in the steering box.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 15:05
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

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Unfortunately those symptons describe the spool valve in the steering box.

I replaced both the pump and the steering box at the same time. The noise sounds like a straining or bad pump though.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 15:09
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

were the pump and box new or remanned?

I replaced my stock pump which was leaking with a brand new PSC pump; it's louder and audible because it's more powerful.

I replaced my stock rack with a remanned one from lares and it has been nothing but problems, super stiff in the cold, absolute dogshit. I want to pull it and warranty it but it's a pain in the ass to do because it's so heavy and I'm pretty slight so I've just been dealing with it. once it warms up its a little better but the box sucks
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Old October 30th, 2019, 15:54
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

Both pump and steering box were remanf Cardone. The sound is the same noise that you get with the steering wheel cranked hard over against the stops. That sucks if it's the box, because it's a bigger job to get in/out.
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

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Both pump and steering box were remanf Cardone. The sound is the same noise that you get with the steering wheel cranked hard over against the stops. That sucks if it's the box, because it's a bigger job to get in/out.
Its not too bad. Pull the airbox and it's all accessible. I'm on my third lol

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Re: power steering morning sickness.

ever change the fluid?
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Old November 1st, 2019, 10:43
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Re: power steering morning sickness.

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Both pump and steering box were remanf Cardone. The sound is the same noise that you get with the steering wheel cranked hard over against the stops. That sucks if it's the box, because it's a bigger job to get in/out.
Can't say I have ever received a Cardone pump or steering box that was worth the effort to install. Tried two rebuilt steering boxes that were as bad as the one being replaced.Same story with the pumps.
One of the best purchases for the Jeep was the PSC big-bore steering box and pump, installed years and tens of thousands of miles ago. It's still like new.
To help the steering last, install an inline filter in the return line.
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