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Bleeding your Powersteering

02-14-2007, 07:28 PM
How To Bleed your powersteering system
* You will need to jack the front wheels off the ground,
and properly support them on jack stands.

- First fill the resivoir, and allow it to set for 2-3 minutes.
- Start the car and let it run for 2-3 seconds only.
- Check and refill if necessary as the above procedure until the level is constant.
- Raise the front wheels of the vehicle off the ground.
- Start the engine and increase engine speed to about 1500rpms,
now turn the steering wheel slowly from right stop to left stop.
- With engine running lower the vehicle and turn the steering wheel right-to-left as before without holding at the stops.
- Recheck the fluid level, if its foamy allow it to set for several minutes with the engine off, then repeat the above procedures.

- If its still foamy after several attempts
thier could be something wrong with the PS system(leaks).
- If you replaced the PS hoses, it may take up to 2hrs to fully releave the system of the foamy fluid.

Low fluid level and dirty/contaminated fluid is the cause of pump and rack and pinion failures.

IMO switching to sythetic PS fluid will help your system function better and last longer.

Hope that helps!

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