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Power Steerin

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Ray, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 154

    I have a 78 Bronco that I have replaced all the steering components and can't seem to get all of the air out of the sytem. I bleed the pump when I installed it and the new lines. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    what do you mean cant get the air out

    their self bleeding

    you fill it
    start it and the pump bleeds out the air

    need more info

  3. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 154

    You start it and cycle the front wheels back and forth and end up with a forthy mess.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    its a ford thing
    let it settle down for a couple of hours
    refill it and try it again

    dont over fill it or it will shot out the vent hole in the cap


    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Ray, go to Ford and ask a tech. That vent hole on top can be used to bleed air in stubborn cases. Also make sure you use the right fluid. It helped on my truck when I replaced the pump. I think there is a TSB on airbound PS. Good luck!
  6. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    When i replaced mine on my 95 f250, the mechanic told me drive it for 500 miles and it should be good after that since it needs to break in on its own.
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    cycle the steering back and forth 4-5 times with the motor off before you start it, thats what the guys at napa told me when I replaced the gearbox in my 78
  8. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Disconnect the coil and use the starter to crank it while turning the wheel left to right (wheels in the air).Keep topping up the fluid,but not too full.When it stops going down,just start it and let it idle,and it should settle down.Hopefully it won't puke it all out.