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hi every1!

yesterday i removed my power steering pump and replaced all the seals in it because my main seal was woren and had started to let fluid weep out at the pulley! i used toyta parts and it was a pretty easy job to do my only problem is that ever since my steering has gotten heavy at idle! but if i rev the car to 2000rpm the steering is as light as can be! wat can i do? is there air in my system? will it self bleed?

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to bleed the syetem, keep the pot filled, but turn the steering from lock to lock slowley.......

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to bleed the syetem, keep the pot filled, but turn the steering from lock to lock slowley.......

does this apply to other vehicles ?

got one on the 5 to do :crybaby:

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yep works..on everything including ...erm other things

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great :D

but:

should the engine be running

should the lid be on

how many slow turns

should the wheels be off the ground

how will i know its bled

:yawn:

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engine running...

wheels can be off the ground, will make it easier

do as many turns as its felt are needed, i normally do it till the oil has warmed up

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could do yes.....

however when the car is being driven you are loading the pump....if its not bleed well you WILL damage the pump

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erm, its impossible to say, all depends what wear the pump has gained through normal use...if you want to not bleed it thats entirely upto you

i have a pump here anyway....

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well i dont want to spend needless money! i'll try bleedin some more an see wat happens! tanks dude

how much for your pump just out of curiousity

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well i dont want to spend needless money! i'll try bleedin some more an see wat happens! tanks dude

how much for your pump just out of curiousity

£40...but id have a go at bleeding it , first

Edited by Monster-Mat

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40 pounds in bout 2million euros so i'll definatly be bleedin it

Actually it's only €58.5 euro, which is cheap.... :)

One thing that you will notice when you're on this forum for a while is that, Monster Mat is a generous person who is quick to help out and never seems to try and make any profit on ANY thing he is selling......

which is a rare quality these days, so if he says £40 pound ... take it :winky:

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i think mite be needing that pump mat!

my steering is still heavy even after bleeding it! im going to take mine off and split it agen for examination! and i'll let u know then!

Thank noel but i was only joking at how worthless euros ar in compaison to sterling! what part of irenald are u from?

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Thank noel but i was only joking at how worthless euros ar in compaison to sterling! what part of irenald are u from?

Look at my Avatar, under location!! :P

Which county are you in? :)

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i just after removeing my pump and spliting it to have a look!

im going to need a new 1! last time i only took apart the parts i need out to get at the seals but this time i took every thing apart an i noticed some score marks! its over heated probably when i ran low on fluid before i had noticed the leaky seal

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