1990 Dodge Ram Power Steering

Tiny
RUSS S
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  • 1990 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 113,000 MILES
When I turn the steering to the full right or left limits, the power steering pump will seize up just for a moment causing the belt to squeal. If I continue to force the right and left, it will continue to seize up.

I have had the limiters replaced on the steering column to prevent over steering. A new steering pump was put in also and the problem continues.

Any ideas.
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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 8:49 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you are at the limits and try to hold it there or force it further, the pressure builds in the pump and will cause this.
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Friday, January 8th, 2010 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
RUSS S
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I replaced the pump thinking a faulty pump was causing the build up in pressure. I am to assume there is some release valve, or pressure valve that is not opening when the pressure reaches the point where the pully seizes?
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 7:32 AM

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