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Power steering pump bleed

agentc85

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Quick question for the guru's. I've just replaced my power steering pump and water pump in my vs ss and about to bleed both. Can I bleed power steering without the lil hand vacuum pump? Or will I root it putting it in full lock? Alternatively I was gonna take the belt off it while I do the cooling system. Any help appreciated
 

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You need only jack the front up, take the weight off the wheels then fill and start the car. Keep topping while it runs. When it seems full turn the wheels near lock to lock and top up again.

If you have a spare set of hands they can turn the steering wheel while you fill. You just want to run it until all the bubbling and foaming stops and you're golden.
 

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Yeah, what pollushon said, just keep topping up the reservoir while it's runnin and it will bleed itself.
 

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Solid! \m/ that's exactly how I do the cooling system too, haha
 

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From the Holden VS Service Manual:

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