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Old 01-07-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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My truck will turn to the left but not to the right, and the fluid in the power steering box is very foamy.

I am assuming I need a new pump.

Anybody know for sure.

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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sound more like the steering box to me but i could be wrong
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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Yeah sounds more like the gearbox to me. Even with a failed power steering pump you would still be able to turn both ways, it would just be difficult. The foaming is caused by the fluid being areated from the stress of trying to turn it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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Sky, any chance your steering linkage is hung up on itself due to damage or somthing comming loose??????????????
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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sounds like a gearbox to me too.I changed one on a 2005 dodge 4x4 for a friend,would turn left but not right.
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I am leening tward the pump. It turns free (both directions)when the front end is jackd up and the engine is not cranked, as soon as i crank the engine the steering becomes very hard.

I ordered a new pump and will change it next week.

hopefuly it will work

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Old 01-09-2010, 03:34 PM   #8
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Snagged Line (1/7/2010)Sky, any chance your steering linkage is hung up on itself due to damage or somthing comming loose??????????????
Dissconect the pitman arm on the gearfrom the center link. If you still cant turn 1 way then its the gear. If you can, its in the linkage, Center link, idler arm, etc. You'll have to dissconect it anyway to replace the gear. Havent seen that as a problem in the past. You'll need a tie rod / ball jointseparatingtool to separate the center link from the pitman arm. You will need a pitman armpuller to get the pitman arm off the gear. Good luck.I am to assume this is an off road truck used in the woods alot? Could be something bent as noted. The powersteering pump spins one way & doesnt know which way your wheel is being turned so its probably not the pump.
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This is actually a 2wd, work truck that I am borrowig since I sold my big truck an it is too cold to ride the motorcycle.

I might try disconnecting and see what that does.

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Hot Reels (1/9/2010)This is actually a 2wd, work truck that I am borrowig since I sold my big truck an it is too cold to ride the motorcycle.

I might try disconnecting and see what that does.

Thanks

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