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Old 27 Jun 2016, 07:33 am
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Default Testing Power Steering Pump

Might be a stupid question, but is there a way to ensure the power steering pump is working correctly? My PT's steering seems almost like manual steering (you can barely turn the wheel with one hand while stationary). I barely drive the care, and it may just be me used to the easy steering in my 14 Ram (you can turn the wheel with an finger, while stationary. Thanks in advance!
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Old 27 Jun 2016, 08:51 am
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Default Re: Testing Power Steering Pump

Yes. You need to use a "power Steering Pressure" testing kit. The tester Tee's into the high pressure side and measure the line pressure at different operation positions.

The unfortunate thing is in the steering rack there is an orifice that is not serviceable and when it becomes partially blocked can cause poor steering condition.

This orifice is not on any diagram that I am aware off.
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