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STEERING SYSTEM
Control Valve to Power Cylinder
Hose Installation
One of the most common mistakes people make, when re-installing a control valve or power cylinder, is getting the short hoses between the two crossed up. Not only will the system not work properly, but it will often go crazy and can easily cause mechanical damage and bodily harm. Sometimes the steering will move by itself all the way to one side and stay there, but most often, the entire front end will rapidly swing back and forth, stop to stop, in a very violent manner. If you attempt to grab the steering wheel at this time, you can easily be hurt. If you make the mistake of reaching in from the outside of the car to start it, and you run your hand through the spokes of the steering wheel, your arm could be broken when the engine starts.
Because the alignment of the hose ports on the control valve and power cylinder do not always line up perfectly, and the alignment also varies between year and car models, it is not always apparent just how the hoses should be hooked up.
TOP HOSE
BOTTOM HOSE
RETURN
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PRESSURE
HOSE
PORT