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power steering whir

I've just replaced the reurn line on my power steering pump as it decided to get a bit too close to the extractors and burnt a hole through it. Anyway, i replaced it, filled the pump with fluid and now it makes a constant whirring noise which gets louder with revs. Is some sort of procedure required to bleed the air from the system?

The fluid is at the correct level and is not going down at all. Its an XR8 sprint.

Any help would be great, as it sounds terrible at the moment, works ok though.

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Re: power steering whir

could be the pump is FKD give it a couple of days and see of ot settles

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I've just replaced the reurn line on my power steering pump as it decided to get a bit too close to the extractors and burnt a hole through it. Anyway, i replaced it, filled the pump with fluid and now it makes a constant whirring noise which gets louder with revs. Is some sort of procedure required to bleed the air from the system?

The fluid is at the correct level and is not going down at all. Its an XR8 sprint.

Any help would be great, as it sounds terrible at the moment, works ok though.
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Re: power steering whir

Jack the car so both tyres are off the ground, start the car & turn lock to lock slowly until you hit the relief valve, hold for 4 seconds then turn the other way..
Keep doin it until the noise has gone , otherwise its off to Ford to get them to use the special vacuum attachment to bleed the air out..

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Re: power steering whir

ok, cheers, ill try that.

im away from home for a while at the moment and dont have my trolley jack with me. i spose i could just do some circles in a car park slowly going from lock to lock, doing a couple of circles per lock???
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you'd be better off waiting til you get home, that way theres no weight on the tyres & your not loading the pump up..
You only need to turn the s/wheel .

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yeah, i was thinking by doing circles in a car park it would not load the pump and rack up as much as just sitting there on the spot and turning the s/wheel. i spose i was thinking it takes less effort to turn the wheels when youve got a bit of forward motion, therefore putting less stress on the pump. i dunno, ill give it a go.
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