Steering ( update

Mike Miller mikemilr at
Wed Sep 25 21:23:05 EDT 2002

Well, no responses yet, but here's an update. I appear to be foaming the
pentosin and it is coming out the top of the fluid reservoir.. Again - any
ideas based on new info would be gretly appreciated.

mike miller
helmville mt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Miller" <mikemilr at>
To: "200 20v List" <200q20v at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:46 PM
Subject: Steering

> Got my new brake hose installed today. ATE part# 441 611 707 $35 ea. Of
> course the top nut rounded off on the brake line, making a simple job not
> simple.
> Back to my steering problem. Test condition - with the car at rest, engine
> running and with the wheels pointing straight ahead. When I first start to
> *slowly* turn the steering wheel there is a lot of resistance initially
> which decreases significantly after about a 1/4 turn of the steering wheel
> and then remains constant lock to lock ( well, almost lock to lock - I
> go quite that far). Turning the steering wheel rapidly produces a _lot_ of
> resistance which remains constant lock to lock. There are no abnormal
> while turning the steering wheel. Any ideas? Hydraulic pump not keeping up
> or putting out low pressure? All steering parts are original.
> thanks,
> mike miller
> helmville mt
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