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Wow, PS bleed that works!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by roadnotca, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Just in time, thats what I`m doing today:D
     
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    Cool. I found I could crank farther over lock-to-lock, and its back to one hand palm spinning too.
     
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    Cool beans Brent, this is exactly what I needed!
     
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    X2:D
     
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    I normally just fill the system to the cold mark and cycle the steering and adding fluid as needed. Not that hard really.
     
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    Me too, but I just put a new steering box and that routine didn't work...
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    Did you have the motor running? I forgot to state that I leave the motor off.
     
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    SOO frustrating. I turned that steering wheel back and forth about 50 times, with the tires in the air and the engine off...still no workie!
     
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    I went there too, maybe. Did you do it slow? Whats not "workie"?
     
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    Yeah, slow was the name of the game...no workie means that I have no or little Power Assist while driving, it is like driving with manual (non Power)
     
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    Did you disconnect the drag link and ram before you started to bleed the system? I had a hell of a time bleeding mine until I disconnected everything and then it bled in about 5 turns.


    FYI...the ram will act real weird when it's disconnected, just don't worry about it.
     
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    I don't know from Hydro, so what he said.:D
    Was that a tip on the AGR site?
     
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    No tengo hydro...so I just put the wheels in the air. Will disconnecting things help?
     
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    Can't hurt. Maybe disco the damper(s) too?
    Aw wait; AGR says if it don't work, check for leaks.
     
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    When I installed my new power steering pump bracket from March Performance, I had to remove it and I drained the fluid. And then when I re-installed it I just put the fluid up to the middle of the cold/hot lines. Then I drove the truck around the block and toped off the fluid, everything worked perfectly, no wierd nioses or hard to steer.
     
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    My PS box would not reach lock to lock with everything hooked up so it couldn't do a complete cycle. If you look at the AGR instructions it tells you to unhook the drag link and ram.
     

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