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    Question Hard Steering 6610

    My Ford 6610 has developed very hard steering lately. There is a small amount of oil leaking at the steering box. I toped off the pump resevoir with 10w/30 oil and cycled the wheel stop-to-stop several times with no improvement. Where do I start repairing?

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    Default Re: Hard Steering 6610

    G'day have you changed the filter in the pwr steering resevoir? As for fluid in the system we normally run auto trans fluid in them.


    Jon

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    Default Re: Hard Steering 6610

    134 hydraulic oil is recommended. 10W-30 should be fine, especially in Texas. ATF is preferred by some, and usually works OK as well. Plugged filter, loose relief valve (in pump body) or worn pump are some of the possibilities.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Default Re: Hard Steering 6610

    what steering does your 6610 have does it have cylinder under the front axle or not because if its not the pump would need to know this to recieve any other help

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    Default Re: Hard Steering 6610

    Thanks for the advice..cleaning pump and replacing filter helped but the problem was not enough system pressure. It was 560psi, adding a .01 shim to the relief valve spring got it up to almost 1000psi. Everything works fine again.

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