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Oil Filter change on 2002 F-150 two wheel drive

I've learned a little trick I wish to pass on. before you do the oil change. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then shut off engine. This will move the steering linkage out of the way so you can remove the filter without any problems.

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When you put the key in the ignition the key will not turn. The steering is locked

try turning the wheel hard to the left or hard to the right while turning the key, The wheel is probably just locked.

Mar 24, 2015 | 2002 Dodge Caravan

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steering wheel is locked and cant get key to turn in ignition, what can I do?

A lot of times this happens because pressure was held on the steering wheel when the engine was shut off. When the engine is running the power steering pump helps hold the steering wheel in one direction or the other and when you stop the engine that pump pressure stops also so you need to overcome that force while you turn the key. Here's what you do, grab the steering wheel and try to turn it in either direction. It should move freely an inch or so in both directions. If it doesn't then grab it firmly and try to turn it. Left or right. If it feels like it is locked in one direction but turns a little in the other direction then that's the direction you have to rotate it in while at the same time you turn the key on. BTW, what kind of car is it?
Hope this helps.

Feb 23, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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how to bleed power steering system to a 1997 chrysler sebring

Very simple!!! I posted this under how to bleed the steering system in the "Tips" section....you can do this yourself and is very easy.

Sebring Coupe And Avenger
  1. Check the power steering fluid level, and add if necessary.

Use only MOPAR ATF PLUS automatic transmission fluid type 7176, DEXRON II automatic transmission fluid, or equivalent, in the power steering system.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle to lift the front wheels off the ground.
  2. Manually turn the pump pulley a few times.
  3. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and to the right 5 or 6 times.

If bleeding is attempted with the engine running, air will be absorbed in the fluid. Bleed only while cranking the engine.

  1. Disconnect the ignition high tension cable and, while operating the starter motor intermittently, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and right 5-6 times for 15-20 seconds. During the bleeding procedure, make sure the fluid in the reservoir never falls below the lower position of the filter.
  2. Connect the ignition high tension cable, then start the engine and allow it to idle.
  3. Turn the steering wheel left and right until there are no air bubbles in the reservoir. Confirm that the fluid is not milky and that the level is up to the specified position on the dipstick. Also confirm that there is very little change in the fluid level when the steering wheel is turned. If the fluid level changes more than 0.2 inches (about a 1/4 inch), the air has not been completely bled. Repeat the process.

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      Check whether or not the fluid level changes between when the engine is running and when it is stopped

    Nov 13, 2010 | 1997 Chrysler Sebring

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    Steering of my plymouth neon 1995 suddenly got very stiff as if it is no longer hydraulic. I checked the steering oil ,it was at low and subsequently topped it but found very little difference. What could be the problem, can you help me please?

    you need to bleed the air out which is very easy to do. turn the steering wheel all the way to the left... hard left so it's making a noise... do that for abit. then turn the wheel to center... shut of the car and check the level of the fluid. top up if necessary. now start the car and repeat the same thing to the right. after you have done this check the level again.

    should be fine

    Nov 29, 2009 | 1995 Plymouth Neon

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    Powwer steering out of control

    It will probably just sit there when you start the engine, then take off like a rocket when you touch the steering wheel? The wheel will take off in the opposite direction of the way you tried to turn the steering wheel. (you start to turn the wheel to the left and it rips out of your hand and goes right until it slams the full right stop, then rockets back to the left until it hits the full left stop and shoots back to the right again and repeats this process until the engine is shut off.)
    If this is the case, you have the hoses from the control valve to the power cylinder reversed.

    Sep 02, 2009 | 1966 Ford Mustang

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