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Old July 2nd, 2020, 02:34 PM
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I just finished my 66, and have driven around the country side a couple times. I am having a problem with the power steering pump getting hot. The steering works great, but the longer I drive it the hotter the pump gets. after about 10 miles the pump temp is above 250 degrees. The pump is rebuilt, it has a new control valve, and the cylinder is new. Anyone have this problem before?
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Old July 3rd, 2020, 09:31 AM
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I had a similar problem years ago on a plymouth. I installed a rebuild pump to replace a leaky pump. When I drove it it would be fine at very low speeds. By as I sped up the steering wheel would become very hard to turn. The pump got so hot that it burned off the paint. Got another pump and it fixed the problem.
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Old July 4th, 2020, 07:15 PM
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Found the problem, the pump rebuild kit had a new adapter fitting for the pressure hose. The orifice in the new fitting was a bigger diameter than the original fitting. I put the old fitting in the back of the pump and works fine now. Thanks for all the advice.
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