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Old 03-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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Did I read right?

Did I read somewhere that the PS fluid system needs to be bled after installing new reservoir and the two hoses attached. I'm pretty sure I read that in an old thread but now I cant seem to find it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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It does, but bleeding the PS system is simply filling it, then starting the car, turning the wheel lock to lock a few times, then topping it off. Preferably you roll a little forward or lift the front wheels so the rack makes a full extension.
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It does, but bleeding the PS system is simply filling it, then starting the car, turning the wheel lock to lock a few times, then topping it off. Preferably you roll a little forward or lift the front wheels so the rack makes a full extension.
Ah!!! I can do that!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #4
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This would be a great time to do a fluid change. Fill it and go lock to lock to get air out of the system like you need to anyway. Then use a turkey baster to siphon as much fluid out of the reservoir as you can, refill, go lock to lock to cycle fluid through, and repeat. Do that a few times and you should have gotten most of the old fluid out.
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This would be a great time to do a fluid change. Fill it and go lock to lock to get air out of the system like you need to anyway. Then use a turkey baster to siphon as much fluid out of the reservoir as you can, refill, go lock to lock to cycle fluid through, and repeat. Do that a few times and you should have gotten most of the old fluid out.
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:01 AM   #6
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You can also do a full PS fluid exchange while the motor is running and having a helper slowly turning the rack back and forth. Just need to route the return hose to a bucket, cap off its connection at the reservoir bottom, and keep adding fresh fluid until the outlet runs clean.

I do it the same way with the ATF.
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