Steering not working correctly

irishrednek

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I recently took my 89 into get alignment and was told that the steering gear was bad. So I swapped it out and the power steering pump while I was at it it was squealing.

Now that everything has been changed and bled i tried to take it down to get an alignment but now it is acting like it does not have power steering. Everything is hooked up i have zero leaks. I am trying to find out what I might have done wrong.
 

miesk5

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Yo Irish,
Welcome!
  • Excessive Steering Effort
  • Improper/oversized tires.
  • INSTALL correct tire and wheel combination. REFER to Section 04-04.
  • Tires not uniform.
  • INSTALL correct tire and wheel combination. REFER to Section 04-04.
  • Improper tire pressure.
  • Misaligned steering column intermediate shaft coupling (if so equipped) to gear interference.
  • ALIGN or ADJUST as required.
  • Improperly adjusted wheel to column alignment.
  • ALIGN or ADJUST as required.
  • Binding condition in steering sector shaft arm drag link or front axle pins, or lack of lubrication.
  • LUBE, INSPECT, ADJUST or REPLACE as required. REFER to Section 11-03.
  • Bind in front axle spindle thrust bearings (4WD only).
  • LUBE, INSPECT, ADJUST or REPLACE as required. REFER to Group 05.
  • Improperly adjusted steering gear.
  • Low power steering pump fluid level and possible leak in system.
  • ADD fluid, TIGHTEN connections and CORRECT as necessary.
  • Power steering pump pressure and flow below specification.
  • CONDUCT pump flow and pressure tests in this section and ADJUST or REPAIR as necessary.
  • Air in power steering system.
  • ADD fluid, TIGHTEN connections and BLEED system.
  • Contaminated fluid, incorrect fluid.
  • REPLACE with specified fluid.
  • Obstruction within steering gear orpower steering return hose and power steering pressure hose (including bent or kinked steel tubing).
  • INSPECT, REMOVE obstruction(s) and REPAIR or REPLACE as required.
  • Steering gear valve binding (integral power steering).
  • INSPECT, REPAIR or REPLACE as required.
  • Excessive internal gear leakage.
  • INSPECT, REPAIR or REPLACE as required.
  • Interface with rotational portion of column or intermediate shaft.
  • TIE back as required.
  • Front suspension axle to spindle ball joints.
  • INSPECT for freedom of motion. REPAIR or REPLACE as required.
by Ford in 1996 Bronco Workshop Manual .
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1989 Ford Bronco Dealer Brochure

1989 Bronco Lubricant Specifications by Ford via Gary
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