Flushing and Bleeding Instructions

  1. Disable ignition system using recommended procedure in your service manual.
  2. Raise front wheels until just clear of ground.
  3. Place drain pan under power steering pump return port. Disconnect return line from power steering pump and place it in drain pan. Flush the power steering pump reservoir by pouring new fluid into the reservoir until the fluid runs clear. Be sure to use the fluid recommended for your vehicle. NOTE: DIRTY FLUID WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
  4. Leave return line in drain pan. Cap the pump reservoir return port to prevent leakage.
  5. Fill power steering pump with new fluid recommended for your vehicle.
  6. While having someone watch the fluid level and adding fluid to the pump (Keep fluid above top of pump casting) crank the engine over using the ignition switch. (To prevent excessive starter wear; crank engine over for less than 20 second intervals.) Continue to add new fluid until return line runs clear. Reconnect pump return line.
  7. This completes the flushing procedure. Now begin bleeding the system.
  8. Fill power steering pump with new fluid recommended for your vehicle.
  9. While having someone watch the fluid level and adding fluid to the pump (Keep fluid above top of pump casting) crank the engine over using the ignition switch. (To prevent excessive starter wear; crank engine over for less than 20 second intervals.)
  10. While you are cranking the engine over, turn the steering wheel lock to lock slowly at least 4 times to bleed the system. If you see any bubbles and/or foam enter the pump; stop and let the system rest until all of the bubbles and/or foam has dissipated. Repeat steps 8-10 until bubbles and/or foam no longer enter the pump.
  11. Reconnect ignition system. Lower wheels to the ground. Start engine and test drive car. If assist is smooth, bleeding is complete. If assist is erratic, whines or fluid is foaming; repeat steps 8-10.
  12. Drain core and using plugs provided, return core in original packaging and box.

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