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Proper way to bleed thats Power steering system......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Silver84k5, May 14, 2003.

  1. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    What i did was, with the front end jacked up i turned to lock one way and held it, then the other and held it, then put fluid in... so on and so on, I used abbout 1-3/4 quarts..

    I repeated this until the resivoir was full,

    Is there anything else i should do to bleed the air out? Thx.
     
  2. beater74

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    NOPE! you did all you can /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. jekbrown

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    yeah, thats how i did mine, just cranked it lock to lock about 25 times, adding fluid as needed.

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  4. Silver84k5

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    k well i ony did it about three times, so ill give it another shot ;P thx.
     
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    your on the right track, just keep doing it until you don't get any more bubbles and then your done.
     
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    If it starts to make a gnashing-grinding noise STOP turning the wheel. That is the sound of the pump cavitating. That does several things - all bad.
    Actually puts more air into the system (the physics of this are out there, take too long to explain it), and what fluid that is in there gets superheated which doesn't do any of the rubber in the system any good at all.
    If you stop turning and add fluid every time you start to hear that noise the bleeding will go faster.
     

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