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Power steering feels like air in steering model 3400 4 wheel drive man. trans.

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Open the steering fluid lid, jack the front of the car up then turn the steering wheel to the right full lock. Wait 15 seconds then turn full lock to the left and wait another 15 seconds.
Repeat this twice more... lower the car and put the fluid lid back on.
Air in the steering system is usually self bleeding but occasionally needs a little help...
Visually heck the system for leaks, start your engine and away you go.... If the problem persists, it may be the steering pump..

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-- from the 1990-1999 Lumina / Silhouette / TranSport Repair manual ---

1992 Pontiac TransPort Power Steering Pump REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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  2. Disconnect and cap the power steering pump hoses.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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See Figures 1, 2 and 3


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Fig. Fig. 1: On some vehicles, you must use a puller to remove the power steering pump pulley


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Fig. Fig. 2: Power steering pump mounting-early model vehicle shown


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Fig. Fig. 3: Power steering pump mounting-late model vehicle shown

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the pump mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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BLEEDING

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Fluid with air in it has a light tan appearance. This air must be eliminated from the fluid before normal steering action can be obtained.
See Figure 4


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Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering bleeding procedure

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See Figure 5


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