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FORD FAIRLANE STEERING PROBLEM

1962 Ford Fairlane

Steering problem
1962 Ford Fairlane V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles

We just replaced the power steering cylinder and power steering valve. We were told to to twist the wheel one way and then the other way to work the fluid thru and steering would resume to normal. Two problems are 1) when starting the car the steering wheel shakes rapidly back and forth and 2) the new oil in the power steering pump is now extremely hot and smoking. Do we look at replacing the pump or could we have received a bad cylinder or valve. HELP!
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William cipriani
May 23, 2009.



The pump belt should be tight, that may be the shaking problem. Or the valve is adjusted wrong. Were all the lines replaced correctly as well. You still could have air in the system as well.

Hmac300
Dec 22, 2009.