Power Steering Pump Problem on Monaco
Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:18 PM
Please advise...I'm in Lake Havasu Az. and don't want to drive home with this condition.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
Sound to me like an alignment problem and not a power steering problem. How are your tires wearing? Is there any signs of cupping? It may be something as simple as too much toe out on the front end. Toe out and the coach will try to center both front wheels and they fight each other. Too much toe in and you will have scuffing on the tires due to each tire pushing on the other.
Before replacing the pump have the alignment checked.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:37 PM
I'm lost with this situation and don't mind spending the necessary money to correct but what should I repair first? Alignment is the least expensive if I can find a good shop that will do a complete front/rear alignment.
My Engineering background is not answering these simple questions.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:29 AM
Just saw your writeup. Seems to me you have more then one problem. I worked front end in dealership for over 45 years.
1st, you mentioned roadwander, then unusual tire wear but only on r/fr.tire.
I agree w/Herman, you should have the fr.end alignment looked at first. Any experienced fr. end Tech would do a Inspection on the steering components and frame first before making such a attempt. It could be as little as the steering gear not being tightened to the frame properly. But just say that the alignment was
off & you still have the wandering issue. Since you are not the original owner & you had this problem ever since you owned this vehicle, you might want to consider replacing your fr. tires. One hard hit with either of the tires going over a curb or big rock could easily break a cord or damaged the steel inside the tire that's not visible from outside but will cause the symptoms you describe.
Also, have the technician check the steering gear pinion play at the output side of the gear. If there is excessive play, then this will prove that at least one tire or the other had struck a hard object at one time (possibly even a accident).
I hope this helps.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:08 PM
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