Bleeding power steering pump

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Rsmith8126
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Bleeding power steering pump

Post by Rsmith8126 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:03 pm

    i stalled a new power steering pump about 6 mo ago still has air in the system one day you you have air in the system the next day it's ok any advice thanks Ronnie

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    kamesama980
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    Re: Bleeding power steering pump

    Post by kamesama980 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 am

    Don't have the manual with me but most power steering systems are self-bleeding. fill up the reservoir, start the car, keep the reservoir full, turn the wheel from lock to lock a few times, keep the reservoir full, 5 minutes later it's bled. If the reservoir ever runs dry, start over.

    Are you sure the bubbles are circulating or are they just frothing in the reservoir from the flow? If you're still getting bubbles in the system 6 months later, even without bleeding it, that makes me think there's a leak in the suction hose drawing air into the pump or you have the wrong fluid and it's cavitating.

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    Re: Bleeding power steering pump

    Post by fcs4482 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:04 am

    A new o-ring in the goose neck attached to the PS pump fixed my air leak. If you needed to re-use your old one I would look there.

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