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post #1 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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power steering problems

I just replaced the power steering gear box in a '93 YJ and it's not smooth. It feels tight and like it hits a bubble then releases. Could there be a bubble in the line? Is there a way to bleed it out?

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-22-2016, 09:02 AM
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Yes it could still have air in the lines.
To bleed it, open the hood and check the fluid level add if it is low.
Start the engine and slowly turn the steering wheel left to right and back again. Do not turn the wheel completely lock to lock. Check the fluid level and fill as necessary, until it remains steady and no more air bubbles.

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I've always turned lock to lock. Why are you saying not to?

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That is what the book says. Really not sure why.
When I did mine I did end up going lock to lock with no problems.

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Hmm. Maybe initially when you first start, there isn't enough fluid in the pump. So you could damage it. That's all I can think of.

OP: you may have to do this for a while until all the bubbles get out. If its still happening, you might have other steering issues.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-23-2016, 07:52 PM
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AGR says turn it lock to lock 5 - 20 times without the engine running. Fire the engine and watch to see if the fluid level drops, if it does there's air trapped in there. The only way you're getting it out is to keep cycling it back and forth. AGR does say not to "hold" it at the stops when running.

If you just replaced the box and didn't do this or some type of cycling, I'd nearly guarantee you've got air trapped in there.

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