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jonfromhamilton
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bleeding power steering

Post by jonfromhamilton » Sun 03 Feb, 2019 5:42 pm

so my symptoms apparently point to having an air lock somewhere so wondered if anyone had tips for that.
from what i can get off youtube. lift front wheels off the ground and cycle the steering with the engine turned off full lock to full lock 50 times or so. then put it down, start the engine and have another go

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Re: bleeding power steering

Post by gwagensteve » Sun 03 Feb, 2019 6:01 pm

Yep. That’s it. Also, it’s critical that there’s no restriction at all between the reservoir and the inlet to the pump, or the pump will cavitate.

I’ve done some interesting reading about troubleshooting power steer problems and a frequent and often overlooked issue is the importance of having the best possible flow from reservoir to pump.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Re: bleeding power steering

Post by jonfromhamilton » Sun 03 Feb, 2019 8:25 pm

that would explain why the bigger hose that i had to go back to enzed for lol$$$

im reasonably confident the line from resevoir to pump its the same barb from resevoir to pump i didnt do anything with that.

i wonder if driving for 25m or so damaged the pump but there would have been some lubrication in there im sure its fine.
will jack it up after work some time this week.

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Re: bleeding power steering

Post by gwagensteve » Mon 04 Feb, 2019 7:57 am

It’s most likely fine.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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