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 Post subject: el falcon power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Hi Guys.have an EL Falcon that i have just replaced the power steering pump.after putting it back togehter and bleeding the system the steering is still heavy.any ideas ?
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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Did you follow the.correct procedur when bleeding power steering? Eg. Jack front of car up so both wheels are off ground, turning wheels left and right (not full lock tho) with Engine running?and have you topped up the fluid once bled? If so you may have a blocked hose

 

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 Post subject: Re: el falcon power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Thanks for the info Avatar,could it be likely the high pressure hose could be blocked or the return hose?
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Could be either :/ the serpentine belt not slipping at all? And is the pump brand new or or 2nd?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:03 pm 
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serpentine belt is not slipping but the pump itself is from my old ef that was working fine
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:04 pm 
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What was the fluid like that came out of the old pump? Clean?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:09 pm 
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yes i fluid looked clean and the correct colour
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 Post subject: Re: el falcon power steering
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Did you bleed all the air out of them it may just ha e a bubble in the line somewhere? When you bled the ps did you leave the cap off?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Does it whir or whine or make any noise?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Jack it up so the front wheels are off the ground, then with the engine OFF, turn the steering wheel from lock to lock about 10 times, then check the fluid level.....if it went down, repeat.
When the fluid level is at the full mark, run the engine for about 30 secs, then switch off, and recheck level.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:45 pm 
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I was always taught by a few mechanics that you also have to prime the pump if its been emptied completely by roatating it backwards a few times, whilst full of oil obviously lol,

Just sharing my experience, :)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:46 pm 
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I was always taught by a few mechanics that you also have to prime the pump if its been emptied completely by roatating it backwards a few times, whilst full of oil obviously lol,

Just sharing my experience, :)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:57 pm 
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^ never heard that before but its plausable :idea:

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:21 am 
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it definately was air in the system.i lifted up the front turned the wheel about 4 times with the car not running,then started the car and after two turns the steering returned to normal.thanks everyone for all your helpful tips
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Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:10 pm 
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No worries, glad you got it sorted,

 

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