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Old 06-27-2003, 10:54 AM   #11
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if i wanted to flush the system my self how would i do this..?
Basically it'* like this, you'll need first off about 4-8L of P/* Fluid & a very large container to hold the waste fluid. Jack up the car to allow access under it. Remove the P/* Pump RETURN hose from the back of the P/* Pump (rubber hose & hose clamped on). Allow this hose to reach your waste container. Remove the P/* Pump cap. Now this next part is a 2 person job. Have someone else in the car with the engine running & turning the steering wheel all the way to both sides (lock-to-lock) slowly, while you add the new P/* Fluid to the pump. Doing it this way will not allow any air to enter the P/* System. After the first 4L'* have been added, check to see if the waste fluid is running clearer now than before (looks like the new fluid is coming out). If so, re-attach the Return hose & top up as need be. if still dirty looking, continue with the next 4L & then check again.
**NOTE: make sure while the car is jacked up (& on jack stands) that the front wheels have access to move (turn).**
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Old 06-27-2003, 11:24 AM   #12
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I just had that problem. At a dead stop you can't turn the wheel at all, but once you start moving a little it turns with ease. I had to have my steering pump and rack replaced and it works fine. Does it whine or make a lot of noises when you try to turn?
Yep, thats exactly my prob now.
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Ok, let me try this again. When I start the ignition, let the car warm up, everything is fine, BUT, when I want to turn the steering wheel to get out of a parking spot, I have a hard time like I ran out of power steering fliud. I Checked it and the level is fine. Got me so far? Now the only time I don't have the problem steering is when I am moving! I can't explain it no simpilar than that. OF COURSE THE CAR IS ON! I need to figure out why the steering wheel won't turn easy when stationary.
What an "a" hole. Rat was just trying to help. If he seems sarcastic... hes not.
The engine must be running to allow the Power Assist though! Deathrat'* comment.
this is why I responed the way i did. (My comment) I thought he was being sarcastic about me not having my car running if my steering wheel won't turn. I don't have time for games when car isn't running right!
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I thought he was being sarcastic about me not having my car running if my steering wheel won't turn. I don't have time for games when car isn't running right!
Good point, I don't want to see this get out of hand gents.
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I think I am going to change out my PS fluid. But the pump and hoses look impossible to get to. Has anyone done this on a 92-95 */C engine? I can't see the hoses from the top. The reservoir is remote to the pump; it'* on the drivers side.
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