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Well I finally got under the car to take some pictures, this is what the PO did with the power steering pump, its from a Ford Saphire, note the fuel line instead of hydraulic hose, its nice and shiney, due to the fact that it is saturated with p/s fluid, also note that the hoses are joined at both ends with clamps, not proper fittings.
You may be able to see the p/s fluid dripping, she leaves her mark wherever we go:). Bought 1.5m hydraulic hose today and am going to replace the fuel line with it, also got clamps which I may or may not use, going to remove both the pipes first to see if I can get the proper connections, if not going to use the clamps, they are the ones that you have to 'pince' closed. Hopefully if the p/s fluid stays in for longer than a day the steering might improve a bit.
 

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How come the 'rod' coming out of the control valve is shiney up to a point and then all rusted, is this correct for it to only move so far, and no further?
 

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Yep, the cylinder will ony travel so far along the shaft. Check out the front shocks on a Ford truck that has sat for a while, you should see the same thing. Shiny only about 1/2 way up.
 

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theres usually a boot on the shaft, to keep it from getting rusty and then wrecking the seal when it moves in and out. I would sand it with a wet emery cloth, and find a boot.

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Good idea, I saw a boot on a photo that Bob sent me, wondered where it 'fitted' in.
 
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