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Old 27 May 2007, 13:28   #1
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How much backlash

Have just finished installing my overhauled hyd. steering. Everything seems to work OK and have bled all the air out. I have about 1/8 of a turn of the wheel backlash at the helm. Is this normal????
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I'm not an expert in hydraulic steering, but I work with industrial hydraulics and sounds like you might have an airlock. With a brand new pump and rams there should be very little leakage so I would expect that that much backlash is caused by air in the system.

If you lock the engine does the steering feel spongy?
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Thanks I will try the spongy test
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Is this normal????
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No, best to let someone who knows what they are doing take a look!
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