Originally Posted by Wolfedog50
How to i bleed the air out of the power steering pump.
Check the fluid level, fill to full cold if necessary (assuming your car is cold). Leave the cap off. Jack the front end of the car up so as not to destroy the bottoms of your tires, turn the car on, and turn the wheel from stop to stop five times. Check the level of the fluid again, being careful not to destroy the underside of your arm on the alternator fan blades
If it'* low, fill it again to full cold, and repeat. It helps to have someone else to turn the wheel while you watch for bubbles in the power steering reservoir. When the bubbles stop, for the most part anyway, you can stop. If you're doing it like I was, without someone to turn the wheel for you, just repeat a couple of times, turn 'er off, let 'er down, put the cap back on (easy to forget this part
), drive around the block, and see if the noise is acceptable. If not, jack 'er up again and repeat until you're happy.
I've still got some air in my lines, I'm sure -- but the noise has reduced considerably since I fed 'n bled the system.