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march performance power steering whining

I am running a remote power steering reservior with my 327 small block, and it still has some whining sound coming out of it, sounds like air to me. I keep opening the reservior and try to help it, but it there some other way to speed up the process, or just keep driving to get it out. Whining has come down some since initial drive, so seems to get a little better with time. Has anyone has this problem before with a march performance front runner set up?

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It sounds like someone didn't purge the system when they installed it. You probably have air in the lines which eventually will burn up the pump if not fixed. This should help on purging the power steering pump.
Fill the box and fill the pump up to the "full cold" mark.
-Lift the front tires just off the ground.
-Slowly turn the steering wheel lock to lock at least ten times. Keep adding fluid as needed.
-Start the car do the same as above until fluid level stabilizes.

Be careful not to overfill because the pump will spit out fluid. If that doesn't fix it, you may have something internally bad in the pump itself.
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Is it okay to leave the cap off the reservior during the wheel turning process?
to check the fluid level, I am assuming yes it is. This set up only has the remote reservior and the pump itself is enclosed with line to reservoir and from the reservoir. Thanks for your help and saving me from some burned up money if I kept this up. Turn wheels ten times when car and cap are off and wheels off the ground, then start and continue ten times more.
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You have to keep the cap off so you can check the fluid levels. While turning the wheels, you'll see movement of the fluid and if air is coming out of the line. Keep the fluid up but not overfilling or it will spit out. The key is to get all the air out of the lines and maintain a normal fluid level. The fluid will go down as air comes out.
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Thanks 56,
All You guys give great advice, happy holidays!
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Hope that works out for ya. Happy holidays to you as well. Thanks
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power steering whining

I did jack up the chevelle and removed the external reservoir cap, started the engine and proceeded to turn fulling 10 times in each direction and seemed like there is was not much air bleeding out. But when finished it helped 100%, thanks again for your purging insite
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