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  1. #1
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    Default Strange steering behaviour

    I recently did my swivel pin housings.
    I just replaced seals and new grease, although I striped and cleaned everything.
    All bearings where in excellent condition but I did replace the needle bearings in the stub axle as I replaced the seals behind them.
    I did preload on swivel pins IAW the manual.
    All bolts where torqued and locktited.

    She drives normally.

    But if I reverse out of the driveway after it standing for a few days, when I turn the steering wheel to drive off, there is a stiffness/hesitation on the steering wheel.

    It's just then. If I try to replicate it... nothing.

    It only happens once and then it's gone.
    Steering box was replaced 2 years ago with all ball joints.

    Can't get my head around it.
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    Default Re: Strange steering behaviour

    Power steering pump.
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    Default Re: Strange steering behaviour

    Might it be affected by the cold?
    Fluid level is fine.
    No noise.
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    Default Re: Strange steering behaviour

    If your steering box needed replacing, you can appreciate the pump would have similar wear and tear but it's fine, ignore my comment.
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    Default Re: Strange steering behaviour

    No. I understand.
    I replaced the box because of a collapsed bearing.

    I would just have expected the pump to give me an indication, audible maybe, of failure.
    '07 Land Rover Defender 110 TDI 300 Kalahari (Meisiekind˛)
    '84 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 4-speed Hardtop (Meisiekind) Sold after 12 years of fun and hard work.
    The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing.

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