Incorrectly Adjusted Steering Gear Plungers – Part 2

Lock Stops - Courtesy HFB70 Service Manual

  Welcome back to Incorrectly Adjusted Steering Gear Plungers, part 2. For those who have not read part 1, follow the link below to learn about the issues the adjustment of plungers cause on a vehicle.   In this article we will discuss when and how adjustments need to be made to steering gear plungers. What will cause Incorrectly …

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Incorrectly Adjusted Steering Gear Plungers – Part 1

Steering Gear Plunger

 Incorrectly Adjusted Steering Gear Plungers could be damaging your steering system! Often forgotten in the power steering gear are the lock relief valves or the lock limiting plungers. There are two main types of plungers, manual and automatic, they are both designed to relieve the hydraulic pressure in the steering system just prior to full lock, to …

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Turntables can be a cause of steering problems.


Turntables can be a cause of steering problems. You may not be aware of the influence a turntable can have over the Steering performance of a truck / trailer combination. Problems with turntables can result in vehicle wander, darting and make small steering corrections difficult causing driver fatigue. There are two types of turntables, greased …

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Damaged Seal Bores

Housing Damaged when seal removed

 Happy new year and welcome to 2015. We wanted to start the year by briefly discussing a problem we see regularly. Seal bores damaged by levering out seals are a major cause of leaks in steering gears. The seals are under pressures of up to 7 bar or 100 Psi. Damage to the seal bore, …

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