Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
kirkndopp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: PDX, Oregon
Posts: 48
Year: 1988
Coachwork: bluebird
Need help with Power Steering

We are having problems with our power steering. Background - about a month ago we lost all the fluid and lost power steering for about a week. We were able to replace the tube that had a hold in it, fill it back up and power steering returned. As soon as it returned though it started making a humming sound when we would turn. That humming sound has gotten louder and now when we are making a turn from a complete stop - if we are not engaged going forward first, there is a quite a grinding sound going on. Any ideas? My husband thinks it is the power steering motor that needs to be replaced but honestly, we don't even know where to start. Also - if we do need a new motor - anyone have ideas of where to find a distributor? We're in Wisconsin right now. Thanks.
__________________
www.bluedaisyiii.blogspot.com
kirkndopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
Mini-Skoolie
 
kirkndopp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: PDX, Oregon
Posts: 48
Year: 1988
Coachwork: bluebird
Re: Need help with Power Steering

Well, you guys were right - there was air in the system. We simply took off the lid to the fluid container and then turned the wheels all the way, both ways. It didn't actually "fix" everything but the noise is considerably less. The power steering works but there is still a little tiny bit of a buzz when we turn to the left. A truck mechanic told us to do this and it worked right away. Thanks for your help guys
__________________
www.bluedaisyiii.blogspot.com
kirkndopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
Re: Need help with Power Steering

The pump was damaged by running dry, but air in the system will do (and obviously DID do) what you described. Most service manuals for everything from little cars on up recommend bleeding the system with the engine off to prevent aeration. Lessons learned, right?
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power steering Reservoir? ihowell2077 Mechanical and Drivetrains 1 10-11-2013 12:08 PM
Power steering failure auto-sales International | Navistar Drivetrain 0 06-29-2013 06:58 AM
366 power steering pump TfallsTrio Mechanical and Drivetrains 6 06-15-2011 05:15 PM
power steering pump Atridox Short-Bus Conversion Projects 7 04-21-2011 01:18 PM
Alternator and Power Steering paul iossi Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 6 02-16-2009 08:38 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.