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Old 09-19-2003, 03:45   #1 (permalink)
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Power steering Question

Hey Guys,
My XD's power steering pump sounds as if there should be a supercharger under the bonnet. I have tried a new belt, that didn't fix it. The system is leaking somewhere near the pump, i haven't had a chance to find where it's coming from yet, but i think the sound is from there being air in the system. My question is, if i remove the pump/hoses how do i purge the air from the system after fixing the leak. I read the Gregorys manual and it talks about using a vacuum pump. Now i'd like to have a go myself, is there another way??

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Old 09-19-2003, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Yes you can often get the air out of the system by running the engine at fast idle in neutral and rapidly turning the front wheels from full lock to full lock over and over again for 10 minutes or so. Top up the fluid to the cold mark first and stop every minute or so to check the fluid level. Put glossy magazines (you didn't need those Playboys) under the front wheels and assuming you have a concrete drive this will make it easier to turn the steering wheel from left to right lock as rapidly as possible. While this works there is a slight risk you will overload the system and cause another leak. After you finish leave the engine running for 5 minutes more so the power steering fluid keeps circulating for a while reducing the risk of a new leak. Do not jack up the front wheels to do this or you will get a new leak.
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