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My on going steering problems. I've tried all the things suggested to me with some mixed results. To bring things up to date, this is the chain of events that when on since I first and last contacted Jalapeno. I put in an upgraded rebuilt saginaw pump twice, rebuilt the control valve twice, went through the bleeding process twice, and only had power assist for three or four turns of the wheel. Only thing that wasn't changed was the ram cylinder and the hoses from the control valve to the cylinder. Checked the hoses for any obstruction and found none, so I contineud to drive it without any obvious power assist. Now here comes the kicker. While I was leaving a car show I attended, I made a right turn onto a side street, and started to get power assist. It started to work most of the time for a few uses, but has gone back to hard steering for the last week or so. Today I put the car up on jack stands, and found that when turning a full turn to the left then turning back to the right at about 2/3rds turn the tires shake or vibrate. The other thing it does when turned to full stops either way and I let go of the wheel, it will turn back to almost straight. I can also feel some resistance while turning the wheel either way. How much of this is normal? The only thing I've replaced lately is the idler arm bushing. Sorry about this being so long and drawn out, but it's the best I could do to make my explanation and questions as clear as possible. I hope I've covered it well enough. Thanks for any input you all can give me. You're really the best source for answering these questions.