Power Steering issue

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Power Steering issue
Power Steering issue. Just installed a power steering conversion kit on a 1959 Chevy. Installed the new pump, Hoses and gear box. Filled the pump, Started the car and ran the car for 30 minutes around the neighbor hood with no issues. When I got back to the house I let the car idle and there is no power steering. Once you come off idle the steering is back. I pulled the pump and checked the bypass valve. No issues reinstalled. Drove the car again the system worked great for about 20 minutes. When I tuned back into the drive way the PS was gone again at idle. Called Borgeson and they had no ideas. What do you think the issue is???


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  • will547
    Sep 30, 2018 at 8:47 PM

  • You were right again!!! Willie Moore StreetRodding.com

  • tazhog54
    Sep 29, 2018 at 9:55 PM

  • That was option two replace pump bad valve

  • will547
    Sep 29, 2018 at 5:54 PM

  • I replaced the pump with another brand new pump. The problem has been solved. A brand new pump and I replaced with another brand new pump. So many times these new parts I get these days just flat out suck. No matter the vendor.

  • will547
    Sep 27, 2018 at 10:15 AM

  • I did run the pump with the cap off. There are no air bubbles in the system. Thanks for the feed back. You guys know so much!!!!

  • lofat46
    Sep 27, 2018 at 9:57 AM

  • You can also bleed the air out of the system by taking the reservoir cap off, starting the car and turning the wheel lock to lock several times or until the air comes out. Be warned this could spray power steering fluid into the engine compartment.

  • will547
    Sep 27, 2018 at 9:54 AM

  • Usually when there is a lot of air in the system you can see the air bubbles in the fluid. On initial start up there were some bubbles. Now all I can see if the bubble less fluid flowing in the pump.

  • will547
    Sep 27, 2018 at 9:52 AM

  • Standard GM pump and a standard repo GM Gear Box. I think there is an issue with the pressure releif valve located in the discharge of the pump. I pulled the plunger out and checked it. I do not see anything wrong.

  • whipsold39
    Sep 27, 2018 at 7:28 AM

  • I know of one instance where a friend of mine had to bleed the air out of his system. He did that by taking the hose off and turning the steering wheel.

  • 36sedan
    Sep 27, 2018 at 6:46 AM

  • JMHO, it sounds like you may have a low pressure pump in a high pressure system.

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