OK... I made the power steering hose that I talked about awhile back here
. Here's what I did:
1. I used -6AN Male to 3/8" tube fittings (they worked perfectly).
2. I made up a hose using -6AN Female to -6AN hose fittings.
3. The hose is Earl's line (1500 psi rated).
I added power steering fluid, started it up, and tried to turn the wheels back and forth to get the air out, but they would barely move. I jacked the front end up and easily took the steering from lock to lock a few times. No leaks, no lines blown off or bulging.
But... when I drive it, the power steering only works when the RPMs are up. At idle, it's like I don't have any power steering and it gets easier to turn as the RPMs go up to 3000.
The hose is the same length. -6AN hose is about 3/8" ID (the same as the hose that was on there. So what gives? I'm really stumped now... I was worried about leaks or a line blowing off, but all that stuff is perfect!
Did the pump go bad "just like that"? It never ran without fluid in it... are the symptoms I described pointing to a bad pump. I don't think I've ever had a pump go out, so I don't know if it would work at higher RPMs and not at lower RPMs.
Thanks for any help!
[ This Message was edited by: 89Trooper on 1/19/06 12:04am ]