Your ORBITROL power steering control has been
designed and manufactured with the greatest care to
sustain all parts in peak operating condition throughout a
long period of trouble-free service. As are many hydraulic
components the ORBITROL is continuously lubricated by
the fluid which is used to power the system. A good
immediate area and any dirt accumulation above the
selection of adequate materials allows the unit to function
well over a wide temperature range.
the connection is open. Then be extremely careful to apply
compound sparingly to the male fitting only. Do not let any
The ORBITROL is specifically designed for use with
compound enter an area in which it may be washed into
automatic transmission fluid, Type A. All standard units -
the oil stream.
unless otherwise specifically ordered - have synthetic seals
which are compatible with ATF-A at temperatures up to
over 200 F.
A normal periodic functional check of the entire vehicle
Never use fluid system 'stop leak' additives to
power steering system will generally be adequate to insure
attempt to seal fluid leakage. Many good automotive
satisfactory service. The oil level of the reservoir that
supplies the system is MOST IMPORTANT. If the oil level
drops appreciably over short periods of use, it will be wise
to search for a leak in the system.
To continue the functional check of the system, turn the
steering wheel through the full travel with the vehicle power
A black accumulation of dirt at a fitting can indicate a
on. Do this at engine idle and full throttle - with the
leakage point. If the fitting is taken apart to correct
machine standing still with the steered wheels on dry
leakage, first - clean the area completely with a solvent-
concrete and with the machine rolling slowly. Note any
wetted cloth, steam clean, or otherwise clean off any debris
speed irregularities and sticky sensation. These may
indicate dirt in the fluid. If under any of these conditions
the steering wheel continues to rotate when started and
released, a condition known as MOTORING exists. This
may also indicate ditty fluid in the system.
If a dirty fluid is suspected, clean or replace the filter
element in the system. This is generally located in or near
the pump or reservoir. There is no' filter in the ORBITROL.