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post #1 of 6 Old 07-04-2020, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Can you bleed power steering without a vacuum pump?

So I moved my power steering cooler so I can install the winch mount. I read you need a vacuum pump to bleed the system. Do you have to do it that way? I can't go anywhere to get one. The jeep is my only vehicle.


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-04-2020, 12:03 PM
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well if you do they are a few that are not much tend to last the one job anyway at Harbor freight.

On a Jk 2012 i never did when i change the gear box to an after market PSC. As well flushed the pump out at the time. Right now im waiting on a pump my self as the stock is giving up at 38k. Not going stock as well PSC pump to go with that box. But i never had to use suction.

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Fill the resovoir with fluid, cycle the steering wheel back and forth lock to lock, check fluid level,

Repeat a couple of times, then your done.

Check the fluid level over the next couple of days.

That it
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Fill the resovoir with fluid, cycle the steering wheel back and forth lock to lock, check fluid level,

Repeat a couple of times, then your done.

Check the fluid level over the next couple of days.

That it
Thats what I ended up doing and it worked. I raised the front end up to make it easier. So far so good no noises and no leakes. Now I just have an a/c condenser to replace. Tip: Never try removing the old power steering cooler clips on the condenser with a knife.
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Thats what I ended up doing and it worked. I raised the front end up to make it easier. So far so good no noises and no leakes. Now I just have an a/c condenser to replace. Tip: Never try removing the old power steering cooler clips on the condenser with a knife.
I know the clips are massively overpriced at $20 but I did tell you:-)

Actually the condensers are prone to failure so a new one is going to ensure you are good for a few years.

Buy new ones because removing the old ones means you will have to remove the condenser.

https://www.moparfactoryparts.com/oe...EaAvCFEALw_wcB

Can you post some photos of the final install
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I will be doing a post on installing the winch mount with some pictures and include all the troubles I had.

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