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Old 04-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Power steering bleeding?

I was looking at the Better half's 05 X today and found the Power Steering pressure line damp with hyd fluid. I checked the level and it is down some. I serviced it up and cleaned things and can not find a leak but I am certain it has to be the HP Line so I ordered one.

So the new line will be in tomorrow and my question is regarding the bleeding of the system. Is this something I should just swap out and then cycle the wheel stop to stop ten times or is there a specific process for bleeding out the steering pump and reservoir etc etc??? Is it basically a self bleeding system?


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Old 06-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Pretty much that is all you have to do but according to Haynes Repair Manual you shouldn't go all the way to the stops but just before them. Just check the level after every couple turns and add fluid as needed.

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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should it be running or turned off when doing the turns?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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Turkey baster till clean and turned off when doing turns.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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from haynes(summarized):
bleed system after you do any work
turn wheels straight, check fluid level and add fluid till level is at full cold
start the engine let it run at fast idle check fluid level and fill to full cold
bleed the system by by turning the wheels side-to-side, without hitting stops. make sure the reservoir stays full.
when all the air is out return wheels to straight position and leave engine running for several more minutes before shutting it off.
test drive
make sure level is at full hot
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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Turn the wheel slowly and don't start it until you think you have all the air out , It will turn the fluid to foam if their is still air trapped and then you sit and wait until the pink fizz turns back into fluid . I do it on jack stands also . I have usually had to go many more than just 10 times but then again Ionly had to do it when I changed steering boxes . When he fluid level remains unchanged then start it then adjust the level by adding or removing fluid (turkey baister? ) just don't let it get low while bleading. nothing to it just don't be in a hurry

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