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64 impala power steering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tony070804, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. tony070804
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Posts: 23

    tony070804
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    Ive rebuilt the cylinder and control valve and replaced all the hoses on the power steering on my 64 impala wagon. now it works great other than if you let go of the wheel it turns to the right by itself! does anyone know whats going on?
     
  2. dlinden
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 1

    dlinden
    Member
    from Denver

    is it turning right, or is it pulling to the right? could be a gearbox issue or an alignment issue, depending on what its doing.
     
  3. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,204

    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    Have your front end aligned!
     
  4. tony070804
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Posts: 23

    tony070804
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    not pulling to the right its turning to the right! it will do it sitting still!
     

  5. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,204

    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    I would say the power piston valve is not centering it's self, maybe bleed it?
     
  6. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,015

    48 Chubby
    Member Emeritus

    Controll valve. Could be a stuck spool, or a dirty or improperly installed check valve.
    Take it back apart and look at the assy manual closely. Been a long time but I remember that they are easy to get wrong.
     
  7. StanDaManTX
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 597

    StanDaManTX
    Member
    from The South

    power steering is finicky huh? We put the hoses to the control valve on backwards and the wheel took over turning left and right like the car was posessed haha. Buddy told me that would happen, but it was the first time I have ever seen it lol
     
  8. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,350

    325w
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    from texas

    Look for a chevy manual. There is a procedure to go thru to make the adjustment.
     

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