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How to Bleed your Power Steering Fluid

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  1. step : Filling the Power Steering Fluid (0:29)
    • Twist off the power steering fluid reservoir cap
    • Add power steering fluid to the reservoir
    • Turn the wheel all the way to the lock position on one side
    • Turn the wheel all the way to the lock position on the other side
    • Turn the wheel back and forth again
    • Start the engine
    • Turn the wheel from lock to lock with the engine running
    • Repeat this process until there is no whining sound
    • Turn the engine off
    • Top off the power steering fluid
    • Wipe off any power steering fluid in the engine bay
    • Twist on power steering fluid reservoir cap

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After any power steering system repair where you've lost fluid, like a line, a pump, or a power steering rack, you'll have to refill and bleed your power steering fluid. To do this we'll remove the cap on the power steering reservoir located on the passenger side of the engine bay, just behind the coolant overflow. Fill it up with some fresh, clean power steering fluid.

Now we'll work the wheel. We do still have the vehicle jacked up so the tires aren't touching the ground, we'll work the wheel all the way over to the lock in one direction, and again in the other. Bring the wheel back and forth, lock to lock a couple of times. Then we'll start the vehicle and repeat that process. That can get a little messy.

Now that there is no whine when moving our steering wheel from side to side, we'll shut the vehicle off, top off our power steering fluid, wipe up anything that spilled during the process, and reinstall our cap.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Cloth Rags

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