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Power steering problem

I have put on a new power steer unit & rack pin unit.My 93 GS 300 still wont steer.I notice the fluid in my power steering resevoir is foaming up

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  • rstylist32 Jan 06, 2009

    working the wheel back and forth did not solve the problem;even though all my advice has been to do that

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You have air in the lines from changing everything out. if the put and rack and pinion are new you have to work the wheel back and forth to get the air out of the lines

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 06, 2009

    its going to take awhile for it to get broken in so the foaming may be there for awhile but mostly its normal until all the air is out of the lines

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Sounds like it hasn't bled all the air out of the system yet. Did those new parts not come with proper instructions for bleeding out the air? I would think it will take a while before it's all out (air) due to replacement of both parts. I'll see what I can find, but normally I would run engine, & turn steering back & forth slowly until it's out but maybe that vehicle has a different procedure. Will see what we can find.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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    Mike Butler Jan 04, 2009

    Same as I thought, Make sure you check fluid level often & run it end to end,slowly, 20-25 times. If it still growls a little, you still have air, check fluid level & keep trying.

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    Mike Butler Jan 06, 2009

    Only thing that comes to mind is fluid lines reversed on pump, or improper fluid.

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