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Old 06-01-2005, 10:32 AM
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Power steering self bleeding?

Is the power steering system (pump, plumbing, and steering box) self bleeding? Assuming all the fluid has been removed from the system, is there a specific procedure to recharge the system or do you just start dumping in fluid and then fire up the pump?

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Old 06-01-2005, 10:41 AM
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I fill it up, start it up, and turn the wheel back and forth, lock to lock, until the fliud has no more bubbles in it, then top it up.
may take a while (20 min's)
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IMO I would fill the pump tank up with fluid and the without the engine running (you may want to jack up the front wheels this makes it a lot easier to do) turn the wheels lock to lock many times and recheck the fluid. This way is much easier on the P/S Pump. Then start engine and lock to lock again and recheck fluid. It may take a few miles of driving before the pump stops making noise (depending on what type of pump it is). You just want to drive air out and fluid in, this method works very well.

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Thanks Steve and smallblocker,

Sounds like something even I can accomplish.
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