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08 Saturn vue 3.6 replace 2pump and 3 pinion check fluids struts, roads,purge the air, test the wheels up looks fine but,wheels on ground level very hard to turn. HELP ????

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SOURCE: I have a 06 saturn vue 3.6 I have replaced hydraulic pump and rakon pinion purged the air and stills hard to turn!! I'm out off options please help

one more option is to take it to a steering specialist shop to diagnose the problem
the problem could be in the strut bearings ( seized ) making the suspension spring wind up on turning

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SOURCE: 08 Saturn vue with 3.6 engine. I have tested the vehicale up in the air, removed the tie rodes, to confirm if strut bearings were seized they were fine. Steering wheel still hard to turn

What about your power steering pump? Engine running, if you turn the wheels all the way right or left, check the fluid in power steering reservoir, is it churning? Do you ever check the power steering fluid?
If there is no circulation, maybe one of the power steering lines is blocked? There could be other issues.

Posted on Dec 06, 2016

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SOURCE: I had check the power steering fluid I'm out of abtion and what to do next. I done all, lines,pump,pinion,struts,tied road , steering wheel,and purge air and still hard to turn??

how about the front end moving parts like ball joints and the strut towers bearings?? You have not given any make, model or year of vehicle so hard to really help further.

Posted on Dec 07, 2016

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I have a 06 saturn vue 3.6 I have replaced hydraulic pump and rakon pinion purged the air and stills hard to turn!! I'm out off options please help


one more option is to take it to a steering specialist shop to diagnose the problem
the problem could be in the strut bearings ( seized ) making the suspension spring wind up on turning

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Fixed slave cylinder and clutch in my 03 Saturn vue. All back together now power steering don't work


Did you disconnect the PS lines of the rack and pinion? Raise the front tires off the ground and fill the PS reservoir. Turn the steering wheel at least 10 times left and right till it stops(purge the air). Check the reservoir, fill as necessary. Do this twice. Then start the car and turn it again back and forth. Seems fine, check the reservoir again. Take a road test. Good, done. Not good let me know.

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How can i check my rear air shocks on my 84 Cadillac seville


Start the car listening for a hissing sound and looking for fluid leaking

Nov 06, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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To start with my power steering pump was making a little noise and also had bubbles in the resevoir so i put a new power steering pump on it.not a rebuilt one. when i started it up i still have the bubbles...


Section 11-00: Steering System-Service 1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual SERVICE PROCEDURES Purging Power Steering System of Air NOTE: If the air is not purged from the power steering system correctly, a second customer concern or pump failure could result. This condition can only occur on pre-delivery vehicles with evidence of aerated fluid or vehicles that have had steering component repair.

A whine noise heard from the power steering pump may be caused by air in the system. The following procedure must be performed whenever any of the following are performed:
  • All power steering noise complaints with evidence of aerated fluid on pre-delivery vehicles only, prior to any component repair.
  • After any power steering system component (for example, gear or hose) has been replaced and the noise is heard.
Fluid Level Top-Off Procedure
  1. Check and fill pump reservoir to dipstick full cold or remote reservoir center mark.
  1. Disable ignition by removing Fuse 10 in the fuse junction panel.
  1. Crank engine 30 seconds, check fluid level and add if required.
  1. NOTE: Do not hold steering wheel on stops.

    Crank engine 30 seconds while cycling the steering wheel lock to lock.
  1. Check fluid level and add fluid if required.
Air Purge with Vacuum External Source Procedure - 3.0L (2V) Engine, Flex Fuel and 3.4L SHO Engine
  1. Tightly insert the rubber stopper of the air evacuator assembly into pump reservoir.
  1. Reinstall Fuse 10 used to disable ignition and start vehicle.
  1. Apply 20-25 in-Hg (85-88 kPa) maximum vacuum for minimum of three minutes at idle; maintain maximum vacuum with vacuum source.
  1. Release vacuum and remove vacuum source.
  1. Add fluid to full warm or reservoir center mark.
  1. Reinstall vacuum source and apply 20-25 in-Hg (85-88 kPa) vacuum.
  1. NOTE: Do not hold steering wheel on stops.

    Cycle steering wheel from lock to lock every 30 seconds for approximately 5 minutes.
  1. Shut engine off, release vacuum and remove vacuum source.
  1. Add Motorcraft MERCON Multi-Purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid if necessary and install dipstick or reservoir cap.
  1. NOTE: Do not hold steering wheel on stops.

    Start engine and cycle steering wheel from lock to lock every 30 seconds for approximately 5 minutes.
  1. Check for oil leaks at all connections.
  1. In severe cases it may be necessary to repeat air purge with vacuum source procedure.
Air Purge with Vacuum External Source Procedure - 3.0L (2V) and 3.0L (4V)
  1. Add Motorcraft MERCON® Multi-purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or MERCON® equivalent to approximately 2.5 cm (1 in) (make a mark) above the top of the supply line.
  1. Tightly insert the rubber stopper of the air evacuator assembly into the pump reservoir.
  1. Apply 85-88 kPa (20-25 in-Hg) maximum vacuum for a minimum of three minutes.
  1. Add Motorcraft MERCON® Multi-purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or MERCON® equivalent until the level is at the marked point.
  1. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the fluid level stabilizes.
  1. Check reservoir level and add Motorcraft MERCON® Multi-purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or MERCON® equivalent to the FULL WARM (MAX) mark.
  1. Install the number 10 fuse in the fuse junction panel. Start the engine.
  1. NOTE: The front wheels must be off the floor during lock-to-lock rotation of the steering wheel.

    NOTE: Do not hold the steering wheel on stops.

    Reinstall the vacuum source and apply 85-88 kPa (20-25 in-Hg) maximum vacuum and cycle the steering wheel from lock-to-lock every thirty seconds for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  1. Shut the engine off, release the vacuum and remove the vacuum source.
  1. Add Motorcraft MERCON® Multi-purpose (ATF) Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or MERCON® equivalent to the FULL WARM (MAX) level. Install the dipstick or reservoir cap.
  1. NOTE: Do not hold the steering wheel on stops.

    NOTE: In severe cases, it may be necessary to repeat air purge with vacuum source procedure.

    Start the engine and cycle the steering wheel from lock-to-lock every thirty seconds for approximately five minutes.
  1. Lower the vehicle front end.
  1. Check for oil leaks at all connections.

Jul 24, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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How do you bleed the power steering pump?


RAISE THE VECHICLE.SO THE WHEELS IS OFF THE GROUND. TURN WHEELS ALL THE WAY TO THE LEFT.ADD POWER STEERING FLUID TO THE COLD OR FULL COLD MARK ON THE FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR.START THE ENGINE AND CHECK THE FLUID LEVEL AT FAST IDLE.BECARE WATCH MOVING DRIVE BELT.ROLL UP LONG SLEEVE SHIRT.REMOVE ARM BRACELETS WATCH HAIR IF LONG TIE IT BACK.AS ENGINE RUNNING ADD FLUID IF NECESSARY TO BRING THE LEVEL UP TO THE MARK.BLEED AIR OUT OF SYSTEM BY TURNING THE WHEELS FROM SIDE TO SIDE WITHOUT HITTING A STOPS.KEEP THE FLUID LEVEL AT COLD OR FULL COLD MARK.FLUID WITH AIR WILL HAS A TAN APPEARANCE.RETURN WHEELS TO THE CENTER POSITION AND CONTINUE RUNNING ENGINE FOR 2 TO 3 MINUTES.LOWER THE VECHICLE AND ROAD TEST TO CHECK STEERING FUNCTION AND RECHECK THE FLUID WITH THE SYSTEM AT ITS NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE.FLUID SHOULD BE AT THE HOT MARK WHEN FINISHED.

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Am replacing power steering pump. Need to know procedure for bleeding fluid from lines and diagram for serpentine belt configuration.


The system will bleed out the air by turning the wheel all the way from one side to the other repeatedly, do this action at least 10 times to be sure all the air is remove from the hydraulic system. Be sure not to allow the fluid level to drop too low or air will get back into the system.

Oct 02, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

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Steering wheel play


Try reaccomplishing the bleed procedures and that should help your problem!

SYSTEM BLEEDING
  1. Fill the steering pump with fluid. Operate the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then stop the engine.
  2. Turn the wheels to the full left and full right position to circulate the fluid. Add fluid to reservoir to maintain full level. Start the engine. Check the fluid level and add if necessary.
  3. Purge the system of air by turning the wheels from side-to-side without going to the full left or right position.
  4. Return the wheels to straight ahead position and operate the engine for 2-3 minutes, then stop the engine. Add fluid necessary. Road test the vehicle.
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2006 Saturn Vue Transmission Fluid Check


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Be sure that transmission fluid temperature is at least 104° F (40° C). Models with 2.2L engine: To access check/fill plug: In the engine compartment, remove clamp from air hose behind cooling fan. Separate air tube from the hose and push the tube back towards the transaxle. Remove the clip holding the two power steering lines together. All Models: From underneath vehicle remove the transaxle check/fill plug with engine running. Fluid level should be even with hole. Add fluid as needed until fluid flows from hole. Replace check/fill plug and torque to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).

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