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Steering whine Need help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mpascino, Nov 3, 2001.

  1. mpascino

    mpascino 1/2 ton status

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    Did my cross over stuff last night..... Seemed to work okay except for the whine from the steering pump, I believe there is air in the lines for the steering box. What is the best way to try and bleed the system. I use ATF in my steering box. After a few minutes of driving I lose all powersteering abilities. Any ideas?
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  2. tRustyK5

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    Have you tried using power steering fluid? It seems way different than ATF...maybe thats the problem.

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    In past my friends have used ATF in there power steering and it has always worked fine. Ive even seen mechanics do it so i dont think that is your poblem. I have never done it though. Check and see if your belt is loose. Might be slipping whenver you get some stress back from the power steering pully. The way most people bleed power steering is to put it up on jack stands turn it lock to lock slowly a few times while the moter is running. Just dont hold it against the lock and it should bleed. Oh, and add fluid as needed.

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  5. HarryH3

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    To bleed the system, jack up the front of the truck and slowly turn the wheels from lock to lock while the engine is idling. 2 or 3 trips from side to side should do it. Then shut the engine off, wait a few minutes for any foam to settle down in the resevoir, then top it off. Repeat the process until you don't get foam any more.

    ATF might work, but it sure doesn't look like power steering fluid.

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