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Old 02-11-2009, 07:30 AM
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79' dodge van cb300 hydroboost bleeding help

We had to repair the steering box, and all of the power steering fluid was drained from the unit in a 79' Dodge cb300 van, so my question is what is the best way to bleed the whole system that's also tied into the brake hydro-boost? do we use regular power steering fluid or ATF?
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We had to repair the steering box, and all of the power steering fluid was drained from the unit in a 79' Dodge cb300 van, so my question is what is the best way to bleed the whole system that's also tied into the brake hydro-boost? do we use regular power steering fluid or ATF?
Use whatever the fluid was called for by the factory. Most cars of the 60s and 70s just use ATF in the PS system.

Bleed it the same as you would any PS system. Jack the front wheels off the ground, fill the pump, start the engine and slowly turn the wheels side-to-side. You probably want to apply the brakes a few times as well. It will groan for quite a while. Stop, turn off the engine, let the truck sit for a while so the fluid stops being foamy, top off, and repeat. My truck took a day or so of driving to completely stop groaning.
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ok we tried that method, but the problem we are having is that when you turn to right, it gets real stiff. Going to the left is okay, and that's when your diving it. It does okay right to left while on the jacks. Has anybody had that problem before?
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