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    Default 2000 Pierce 75' quint

    I am a firefighter with the El Paso Fire Dept and drive a 2000 Pierce
    75' Quint. Last week while responding to an alarm the power steering
    failed and would not allow me to turn right. Turning left presented
    no problem, however trying to turn right took a herculean effort.
    This had happened five times within the last year. This only seems
    to happen when we take the rig on drives on the freeway for long
    distances. On previous occassions when this occurred all one had to
    do was turn the wheel all the way to the left and that would take care
    of the problem. This last time that did not work immmediately. We
    had to drive to the shop utilizing a route that only consisted of left
    turns. If anyone has had similar problems and or solutions I would
    greatly appreciate it.


    Thank You,

    Ruben


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    sounds as if the power steering pump sucked air thru a bad hose or the oring on the fitting where the suction hose connections to the pump. look for leaks of engine oil as the newer units use engine oil rather than atf. ck to see that no one added atf to the system as this acts as a caustic mixture. could also have a restriction in the filter. it should be in the housing where the fluid is stored. let me know what you find out. jeff

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    Sounds to me like a intermitant check valve.

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    Why is it when the power stering goes out, the aerial PTO also does not work. (e-one 75'quint)
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    Default 2000 quint

    To answer your question on the EOne, the PTO and power steering share the same pump and hyd fluid. There is an interlock in the system that if you turn on the pto while driving it wont engage as it sees a signal from the transmission and parking brake. If this interlock were not in there you could operate the ladder while driving but would not have power steering. One thing on the hyd system is you need to change the filters as recommended and also the fluid. this will add life to the rig as a whole. I hope this helps with your question. Jeff

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