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PostSubject: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:50 am

I'm posting this for Mark CamoK5 can you guys help him out.

Ok, quick rundown I have a K5 with a D60 with a Spartan locker and crossover steering. I just installed a new ps pump, 2wd box, hydro assist ram, I bleed the system per Howes directions. All is good with just one tire or when both front tires are off the ground , no foaming and quiet. When I put the truck on the ground I have no steering it acts if the system is fighting itself. With or without the ram connected and if I shut the truck off sitting in my gravel driveway I'm still unable to steer it. With the crossover steering do I need a dropped drag link? I have a drop pitman arm but the drag link is not straight, it runs at an angle from the box to pass side. I'm only running 37x12.50's with 4" springs and zero rates. I'm totally lost I have been fighting this for a year and just started from square one with all new parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:52 am

Not knowing the vehicle i would start with disconnecting the draglink to see if the wheels turn without the box connected. To see if the king pins are bound. if not check the box if the worn came out when installing the cap on the end of the box it won't turn correctly there is a pile of ball bearings on the worn gear.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:30 pm

The drag link on the angle isn't the problem. Only reason that should be straight is for bump steer. I am with Chris check king pin with weight on them they may be binding

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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:00 pm

No luck all appears to be free, sitting on the ground disconnected from the steering I can turn the tires by hand but it takes a good bit of effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:21 pm

air in the ram?
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Well it looks like it may be fixed. I had drilled the orfice valve per West Texas, it was suggested I go back to the stock valve. I just replaced it and everything appears to work. I'll drive it around tomorrow to see how it works. Just fyi to get all the air out I used a hand vacuum pump. Thank for the input, I'll post up tomorrow to update.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:05 am

why did they recommend drilling the hole?
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:45 am

im pretty sure they say that so you can flow alittle more fluid for the ram and i think it adds some pressure too
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:11 pm

88blazeron40s wrote:
im pretty sure they say that so you can flow alittle more fluid for the ram and i think it adds some pressure too

Correct West Texas claims drilling the valve out a 1/16 - 1/8 over stock provides more flow for the ram.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:41 pm

i guess it didnt work to well for you
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:36 pm

Or it did cause he hasn't replied.

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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:57 pm

Drilling out the orifice did not work, long story short my cooler was mounted to high. Once it sat for awhile the system would drain back and the cooler would get air bound. Big oversight on my part. Thanks for the input.
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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:45 pm

CamoK5 wrote:
Drilling out the orifice did not work, long story short my cooler was mounted to high. Once it sat for awhile the system would drain back and the cooler would get air bound. Big oversight on my part. Thanks for the input.

Well at least you have it working.

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PostSubject: Re: Steering problems   Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:27 am

Yea, I figured I must of had something wrong it couldn't be that hard. Now seeing its a diesel, now I have to see how bad the hydro-boost brakes are going to affect the system when I hook them back up.
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