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I have air in my power steering lines and cant get it out?

I have a 06 gto and i removed and then reinstalled my power steering lines.So i filled my power steering fluid up and then jacket my car up, Then turned my wheels all the way left and all the way right and repeated at least 50 times to try to get the air out of my lines.Then lower my car turned it on and when i try to turn the steering wheel it goes out of conrtol slamming from left to right. Then i thought maybe letting the gto sit a day or two might let the air excape itself but no!!! it still has alot of air in it. I dont know what to do coUld i please get some tech HELP?

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I have a 97 ponitac grand prix gt and i was fixing a loose connection and on the power steering and now i can't get the air out of the lines and it's been almost 3 days all the connections are tight and just cant seem to get the power steering to work at all when i lower the wheels back the ground.

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Well, been there done that. Your firs mistake was cycling the steering back and forth. Not funny, i know., Let's do this, leave the cap off the pump and let it sit over night. The air can seperate from yhe oil. Then ck the oil in the morning for the absence of air. Take the car for a spin around the block , working the steering normally. It will get better, I assure you.

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How to remove and install the power steering pump?

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I have a 2004 Holden monaro and lately the steering has been getting very tight and makes a whining noise when i turn full lock. Today I am barely able to turn the steering wheel an the noise sounds even...

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belt could be slipping, or the belt tensioner may need to be replaced. one trick that i have learned and

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cheap brand and rub it on the belt. if the belt has any cracks the soap will remove any noise if in fact

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Replacement steps for power steering pump - orginal one leaking thanks

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.4L Engine Fig. 1: Location of the power steering pump - 2.4L engine 87958079.gif
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect and cap the power steering fluid lines from the pump.
  3. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the power steering pump. To install:
  4. Install the power steering pump.
  5. Install the pump mounting bolts and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  6. Uncap and connect the fluid lines to the power steering pump. Tighten the line fittings to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Fill the power steering pump with fluid and bleed the air from the system.
  9. Road test the vehicle and verify no leaks.
3.1 Engine Fig. 2: Power steering pump mounting detail - 3.1L engine 86888066.gif
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  3. Unfasten the power steering pump-to-engine bolts.
  4. Pull the pump forward, then disconnect and plug the pressure tubes. NOTE: Place a rag under the pressure tubes to contain any excess power steering fluid.
  5. Remove the engine mount, and remove the pump. NOTE: To remove the engine mount, support the engine with a suitable jack by the oil pan. Make sure to use a thin piece of wood on the jack pad to disperse the weight and prevent oil pan damage. To install:
  6. Position the pump and install the engine mount. Tighten the engine support-to-mount bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm). Tighten the engine mount-to-body bolts to 49 ft. lbs. (66 Nm) and the nut to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm), and remove the jack from the oil pan.
  7. Unplug and connect the pressure tubes.
  8. Install the serpentine drive belt.
  9. Fill the power steering pump reservoir with the proper type and amount of fluid. Bleed the power steering system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable and check for leaks.
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How to remove a power steering pump?

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How do I replace power steering pump on my 2003 BMW 325i ?

first Allow the engine to cool completely Make sure all connections have been tightened to the proper torque settings; power steering fluid pumps at an extremely high pressure.Apply penetrating spray to bolts, nuts, and hose connections Chock all wheels that are not raised off the ground. Don't forget to dispose of all used fluids according to local laws.
First, remove the old pump. You may need to raise your vehicle. Use a jack to do this. For added protection, place a safety stand underneath that part of the frame. (Caution: always use extreme care when jacking up your vehicle and putting it on a safety stand.)
If you are working near the battery, remove the negative battery cable. Remove any parts that might get in the way of pulling out the power steering hoses or pump. Drain the power steering fluid from the reservoir. To do this, you disconnect the feed and return lines and drain the fluid into a drain pan, or use a siphon. (You may need special "line" wrenches to loosen the lines if a regular wrench doesn't do the job.) Make sure to loosen the lines before removing the pump mounting bolts. To avoid possible combustion, take care when draining the fluid to avoid spilling it onto any belts or exhaust parts.
Remove the power steering pump bolts. On some vehicles, you can loosen the bolts by placing a socket through the holes in the pump's pulley.
You may be able to return the old pump for a core refund, so drain it completely of fluid and place it in the box from you new pump. To install the new pump, first install the pulley from the old pump onto the new pump, if necessary. Place the new pump in the proper position. If possible, attach return and feed hoses to the pump before bolting it in place. Install pump mounting bolts; torque to specification. (On V-belt models, tighten but don't torque the bolts yet
Attach and tighten feed and return hoses to pump. Double-check all connections for leaks. Reinstall any belts that were removed; adjust belt tension. Tighten V-belt style mounting bolts after you have adjusted belt tension. Reinstall other parts that were removed (shields, brackets, exhaust, etc.).
Fill system with new power steering fluid. Check for leaks. If there are none, place the lid on the reservoir. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start engine; again inspect for leaks.
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Mitsubish gto is the 91 manual. there's four lines that go to the rear steerng so you may have gotten things crossed.
Here's a thread about AWS Delete. you will also have to replace mechanical parts other wise your rear wheels will steer randomly on their own.

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