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Old 12-28-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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my power steering pump is making noise and I am thinking it is time to flush it and as much of the bad fluid out that I can and get the good stuff back in there. I am thinking turkey baster or the like. Is there a line I can disconnect and have gravity help me. I got shop access this weekend so A quick help would be great. TIA
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Before flushing, check your accessory belt tensioner. See if the indicator is in the proper tension zone.

If the tensioner gets weak, the belt will slip, causing PS pump noise. Bit me last year. Flushing PS fluid typically isn't a fix. It'* either going to be a bad pump or bad belt tension.
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well I got the new tensioner in august if i got my dates right and also the alternator at that time
so how hard is it to replace a ps pump but I will check the tensioner
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Does it do it when it'* wet out? Cold? All the time? What'* your belt look like?
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I will get pics and post them tommorrow because I am going home tonight and intend on beating the snow so pics will be up late tonight or tommorrow it is 350 miles and I am leaving in about an hour
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Willren is right, if the pump is noisy a flush will not likely help it. If it is low on fluid though, filling and bleeding it may quiet it down. If it'* low there is probably a leak somewhere.
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