i am assuming yours is put together and ready to install?
you will have to turn it end to end and count the turns, after doing this split that number in half and you will now have your center position now for the fun part there should be a wide spot on the spline of the gearbox make sure it is lined up properly and the steering wheel is not upside down. i had a 64 and did that
1964 Thunderbird power steering resevoir
reroute the line around the power steering cooler
Where can I get a power steering gearbox for a 1956 Dodge custom Royal
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird came from the factory with power steering. If the unit is not functioning properly it may be unsafe to drive it. So, yes, the system should be fixed if not propelry working. If you located a 1957 Thunderbird that did not have power steering factory installed, there is no benefit to doing the extensive work to fit the equipment, and it will lower the value of this rare car you found.
this can be a number of reasons for ex, power steering ,altenater,or oilpump
either rebuild or replace gearbox.
Well, have you actually done any sort of diagnosis? If there's no fluid leak visible, and there's fluid in the reservoir, then you have either a faulty power steering pump or gearbox. So then you disconnect the line from the pump to the gearbox and run a pressure test on it.. if that checks out, then it's probably your gearbox.
Rent or buy power steering puller/installer from parts store. you will need to make sure it is a REMOVER and INSTALLER
Ask your local Ford dealer for a shop manual.
passenger side front of motor
Remove the power steering pump bracket. It can be done without dropping the rack.
The 1996 Ford Thunderbird owners manual shows : " use only power steering fluid that meets Ford specification ( ESW - M2C33 - F ) such as Ford premium Power Steering Fluid , ( E6AZ - 19582 - AA ) or is an equivalent ( TYPE - F ) automatic transmission fluid with a Ford registration number ( an 8 digit number beginning with " 2P " ) printed on the container
Either buy a rebuilt gearbox and replace it, or buy a gearbox rebuild kit and follow the instructions to rebuild it.
There is no difference in Power Steering Fluid. Use any off the shelf at your local auto parts store, or department store.
change the idler pulley
You have to have a puller that fits on the groove just behind the front edge of the pulley.
power steering reservoir is small orange cap left front of engine bay.auto dipstick should be obvious near there and manual gearbox has no dipstick
No... not unless it was installed aftermarket. It goes from the reservoir to the pump, then from the pump to the gearbox.
In mythology, the thunderbird symbolizes power and strength.
on the top of the gearbox under the power steering pipes there is a black round plug next to a cable plug if u pull it up then that is where u put the gearbox oil
many shops offer powersteering flushes. in my opinion, this is the best way.
Drivers side engine compartment towards bottom of vehicle. follow steering shaft towards headlights power steering pump and gearbox are down there together.
On a 1996 Ford Thunderbird : Under the instrument panel , to the left of the steering column ( I'm not sure if it has a cover on it ) Also , the Power Distribution Box ( which is " live " ) is located in the engine compartment , on the drivers side
I would be surprised if the noise was actually coming from the power steering as the engine rotation which drives the steering pump is always the same, sounds like its more likely to be a gearbox issue
Power steering is used to help the driver turn the wheel. Power steering is powered by a fluid held within the reservoir, where you put the power steering fluid into. Then, the power steering pump takes over. That pumps the steering fluid to the steering gearbox, which flows to the valve body unit (kind of like a crank). Once you turn the wheel to the left or to the right, the computer tells the steering fluid to push against the crank to make the wheels move, taking less stress off the driver. You usually find power steering in bigger vehicles, such as pick up trucks, big rigs, bigger cars, etc. You won't find it in smaller cars because it's already easy to turn.