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The whole system is new. It works beautifully with the vehicle on, or off (turns the tires with ease while running). The PSC steering pump instantly gets hot though, having no problem hitting over 200 degrees F, even with the vehicle just sitting there at an idle for 60 seconds. As if there is some major friction going on inside the pump. I turn it off of course. I am at a loss.

Here is a pic of where the reservoir is mounted. The feed hose is exactly where it needs to be and the system functions perfectly (for the few seconds I leave it running anyway).

Even if there is still air in the system, would the pump get well over 200 degrees in less than a minute only because of that?

 

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Its been a long time since i put my system in.... but.

- 200*F is not overly hot. If you keep it running does the temp continue to climb? Never want it upwards of 275

- cooler? you need one if you dont already have one.

- correct pulley size?

- cavitation will cause the pump to heat up. Bleeding the system takes a lot of time, at least it did for mine. Keep bleeding.


good luck
 
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