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How do you bleed the power steering pump

I just changed the power steering pump because the dealer told me that it was bad. I have put two pumps in. One from pepboy and now one from the dealer. It is still making the noise. I was told there is a special way to bleed this truck. I have tried lifting the front end and turning it 20 times to the left and right. Then tied the small rerurn line from the rack. How do you bleed the power steering pump

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  • geoff hunter Jun 02, 2010

    please describe when the noise is present and what type of noise is it (grinding/whirring)

  • calamaro_97 Jun 04, 2010

    It is whining all the time


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Fill up with fluid. Start engine and let idle. If there is no blockage, turn steering wheel lock to lock, three times should do it and then refill with fluid.

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1.check belt not too loose/tight
2.turn wheel over full lock and hold for about 30 secs then other lock.
that is about all you can do(whining noise normally associated with pump clutch,steering wheel would vibrate as you turn if it had air in system).to bleed the pump you loosen the out pipe on full lock,then tighten when fluid appears.

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