best way to bleed power steering???
i just installed a durango box in my tj, which was aweful as i live in MI and had to do it alone in the dark, but how do i go about bleeding it?
97 tj, dirt on it
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Your first initial bleeding of steering pump should be without engine running!Lock to lock at least 30 times. This will allow fluid to start lubricating pump after so you can start an continue rotating until all air has been purged from system! Oh yea forgot to mention like Jerry said... Have tires lifted of ground when doing the bleeding!
Last edited by GOLENJEEPTJ; 11-23-2008 at 08:52 PM. Reason: add
Do NOT (!!) start the engine for the initial bleeding!! Doing so will cause cavitation inside the power steering pump and damage the pump vanes. Jack up the front-end so the weight is off the front tires and without the engine running, turn the steering wheel back and forth (lock to lock) at least 25-30 times. Once that is completed and you have topped off the power steering fluid reservoir, then you can start the engine and drive it. Stop after a short while and check the fluid level and add more fluid if needed and you're done.
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thank god i didnt listen to RVA TJ06, i looked it up on Stu's site...now i have a leak though from the lower end of the lines where they thread into the pump. I believe there is an o-ring kit available, any truth to this?
97 tj, dirt on it
Originally Posted by freshlikefruit View Post
if your line had some white plastic looking stuff that fell off when the old pump was removed... it's the teflon 'washer' style.
97 TJ Sport - 4.0/HP D30 w ARB/8.8 w LS/4.88s; 35s and flat fenders on 2.5 lift
84 CJ7; frame off restoration in progress.
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