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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Power Steering Lines

So I have isolated my power steering noise. It is the high line vibrating against the frame above the steering stabilizer. Only happens when I am at a stand still and turn left. Is this indicative of something? Lines aren't leaking and this is the only time I have an issue. The line seem to clamp to the frame so I am not sure how to fix it.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Duct tape?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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You're right, it probably will be too weak. Try gorilla glue. I heard that stuff is tough.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Anyone have a real idea? Anyone who drives their truck
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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I had the same problem- turned out that the clamps had bent over time as well as the nutserts just did not hold the clamps tight enough to keep the hard PS lines from vibrating. I ended up tapping 2 new holes in the frame- clamps hold just fine now and I have not had a problem since.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Did you buy new clamps too?

Thanks useful info
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do you own any tools other than a dildo? Maybe you should beat on it you could make it tighter.
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I just have a complete didlo set. Do you think the black double prong would be best for this or the pink small unit?

Dont be a dick. It was a Reasonable question. I will take a look tomorrow. For all I know it one bolt that needs to be tighten to fix it. Will keep you posted since you seem so interested.
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I would make sure that is still the problem. Try getting a clamp (hand clamp) and clamping the line first and make sure this corrects it. If it doesn't then it could be something else.

Other option is get the lines replaced with "soft" hydraulic hose instead of "hard line".
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Well I shouldn't need to replace with soft unless everyone has this issue. I originally thought the pitman arm so I replaced it, then tie rod ends bit they are all good. Thought the box or pump but I got under the truck while someone turned the wheel and the noise is coming from the one line vibrating against the frame. I don't get why it only happens when I turn left though.
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Screwed around with it yesterday and it isn't the lines. Can't figure it out. It's a vibration in the wheel only turning left every other rotation of the wheel at stand still

------ Follow up post added October 8th, 2011 04:03 PM ------

Also jacked truck up and rocked wheels. Not coming from the hubs or tierods
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Can you better describe this vibration? Take a video perhaps?

Philip, go easy on him - he's come a long way since he first got his defender.
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It sounds like metal on metal hence I thought it was the line. Just turning left. Brian got it to do it by turning wheel full lock left and rocking the wheel. I can't seem to recreate that though
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My bet is on the pump. Look around for a rebuilt one.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Why the pump?
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Does it happen if you turn the wheel when the engine is off???

If your puny, skinny little girly arms can turn the wheel it might show the same noise which would rule out the pump.

My bet is the box itself. You are due for a new box anyways.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Will try with car off but will assume my movement won't be as fluid but if it was the box you are right it should still make the noise or clunk.

My arms do fine. I have the perfect prison buold
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I bet on the pump because he saw his lines vibrate. I wonder if that pump is putting out consistent pressure.

That said, it's like the cooling system. Rebuild the whole fucking thing and you wont have any more problems for a while.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 11:47 PM
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Yeah I don't want to buy a box or lines though if it is the pump. I originally thought it was the lines vibrating against the frame but I removed the clamp and gave it space and the vibration is still in the wheel every other turn.

As for pumps I see a wide variety of prices. AB has it for 380 as does meriden for OEM I think but RN is 480 for genuine. Any thoughts?


As for the cooling system, I recored the radiator, replaced thermostat, hoses and so far it has been running great. So far no evidence of head gasket knock on wood
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