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Offline David Anderson

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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2013, 03:00:19 PM »
I finally got the bus all put back together and took it out for a drive.  It whined for 6 miles anytime I turned the wheel.  It did not blow any fluid out of the gasket, however.  I stopped at a park and overfilled the reservoir a bit, and I heard no more whining after that, but of course all the fluids were at operating temps by then.   Not sure where to go from here.  I think I'll leave it alone for a while.  I have a Webasto problem I have to figure out, so I'll switch to that maintenance next. I'll save that for a different post. 

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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2013, 03:09:20 PM »
You probably have a bad roller or a worn cam ring on the pump David

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« Last Edit: October 06, 2013, 03:15:00 PM by luvrbus »
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Offline gus

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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2013, 08:05:23 PM »
Whining is just air being purged from the system.

It will also whine in cold weather when first used.
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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2013, 07:35:16 AM »
That is true Gus on a vane type pump he has a Eaton roller pump on his Eagle they whine if the roller or cam ring is worn till warm just annoying for a few minutes
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Offline David Anderson

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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2013, 03:54:08 PM »
That is true Gus on a vane type pump he has a Eaton roller pump on his Eagle they whine if the roller or cam ring is worn till warm just annoying for a few minutes
Don't mind the annoying noise part, but the ATF being blown out the reservoir lid gasket or the dipstick gasket when I attempt to turn the wheel is a mess around my alternator.

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Re: power steering fluid blowing overboard
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2013, 04:04:30 PM »
www.strightlinesteering.com at one time had trouble shooting guide for the model B Eaton pump I cannot find my manual anywhere   :-\
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