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HHuggins
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 11-29-2001 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins   Click Here to Email HHuggins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The power steering in my 70 Mach I has started to act up. It will be just fine while the engine is cold, but after it heats up it starts to groan. The cylinder is brand new, do you think the pump is wearing out?

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Harley D. Huggins II
Laguna Niguel, CA

1970 Mach I
1998 GT Convertible
www.geocities.com/hh_machi/

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Scott (69Mach)
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From: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-30-2001 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what mine did. Make sure your fluids are topped up. If that ain't it, I'd swap the pump.

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RICKS
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From: Ocala, FL
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-30-2001 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the routing of your hoses for proximity to exhaust manifolds, motor, etc... when power steering fluid gets super-heated, your pump will start wailing. Also, drain your system and put in fresh fluid just in case it's been "fried". The pump is making noise after your fluid gets warm, so it could be your hoses being too close to something that is overheating good fluid, or it could be the fluid just being flat whooped from engine heat and age and needs changing, or your pump may be on its way out and the fluid simply warming to a "normal" temperature is exposing the pump's imminent demise. Process of elimination.

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