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I have a 69 chevelle with power steering, no tilt wheel. Last year, I replaced the steering gear box, which was leaking badly, but still worked fine. When I turn the wheel, it feels like the steering is catching on something. It's not a hesitation, but more mechanical and feels like its up near the steering wheel. Like I said, the gear is new, the suspension does not appear to be a problem and the steering column is not obstructed in any way. If anyone have any ideas, I would appreciate it

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i would suspect that the steering box is locking up. if they aren't put together right they will do that. there are about 14-16 ball bearings that have to be put in in a certain order or you'll have it stick. i pulled one apart and didn't do it right and it did what you're describing. the bearings must be alternated, shiny/dull/shiny/dull....
 

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The ball bearings in the recirculating circuit are two different sizes. The differ in size by 0.0005 inch. That difference is too small to get an accurate direct measurement with a micrometer. However, you can seperate them by feel! Set the mike and slide them through. Some will be "tight" others will be "loose". Place them in seperate piles and alternate them into the circuit.

Originally they were different colors. They must be placed in the circuit alternating sizes as mentioned above. A competent rebuilder should know this.

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