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07-13-2014 11:14:48

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I have a 1990 ford 5610 Tha steering is very hard at low rpm . Mid range rpm and it turns fine. I installed pressure gauge at pump and it will peak at around 1100psi. I put the gauge at the cylinder and it checks out the same. The pump is new. The cylinder was rebuilt a couple of years ago at a hydraulic shop. I plumbed the steering into the remotes and it really turns fine at idle, making me think its the flow rate. The pump on it has flow control only in it now. I've searched on google and found where some guys can up the flow by drilling out a certain orfice, but that's on automotive pumps. Does anyone know how to up the flow rate on a ford steering pump.

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07-13-2014 12:00:53

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 Re: week power steering flow rate in reply to Pick, 07-13-2014 11:14:48  
1100 psi sound right for your steering system. I've never heard of anyone doing anything to their pump to boost flow. Most of us just put up with difficult steering at idle...or bump the RPM's up. Have you changed the filter recently?

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07-13-2014 13:33:42

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 Re: week power steering flow rate in reply to Fordfarmer, 07-13-2014 12:00:53  
Yes I have but no help though

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