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83 K5 Power steering. need help. (imma new guy)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 00silverstreak, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. 00silverstreak

    00silverstreak Registered Member

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    Im replacing my power steering pump on my newly aquired 83 k5. Im going to replace the pump and all of its hoses but i need to know if the air in the new lines will hurt anything or is there a way to bleed them. thanks in advance.
    Scott
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    got to bleed it, to bled you fire it up and turn the wheel left and right a bunch of times. Then top off the fluid and repeat till air bubbles don't appear.
     
  3. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    Just pour the new power steering fluid in and give the wheel a couple of turns back and forth with a friend watching the fluid level so you dont run it dry, and you should be fine. I just did this with ram assist and it has worked fine since.
     
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    turn the wheel lock to lock slowly and pause at each lock for about 5-10 seconds to purge the air, repeat this until the whining subsides and the chattering stops..
     
  5. GMCLegacy

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    i dont have my chiltons in front of me, but if i remember correctly, you also can bleed the pump by turing it opposite of the engine rotation. do that untill the level does not drop any more, then hook the belt back on the pump and proceed to bleed the rest of the system by turning the steering wheel lock to lock
     

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