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Fordson Power Major steering problems

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:37 pm    Post subject: Fordson Power Major steering problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My circa 1960 Fordson Power Major hydraulic steering is delayed to react and tends to oversteer, attempt to correct tends to over steer the other way, making it very difficult to drive. The steering wheel turns about a quarter turn before engaging. What would the likely cause for this be? The tie rods and spindles are refurbished. It has an after market hydraulic pump so could pressure be incorrect?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: Fordson Power Major steering problems Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I assume it still has the original manual steering gear. That will be a good place to start, get the
slack out of the gear. It may just need adjusting, but that is a lot of slack, possibly something
worn beyond adjustment inside.

The other place to look would be the directional valve. I don't think pressure will be the issue.
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