1997 Geo Prizm. (Power Steering Issue)
- Usually in the morning when I start the car, it has the high squealing, whining
noise. After about ten to twenty seconds it stops.
- When I turn the steering fully to either the left of the right, it also squeels
I assumed it was the steering pump, so I got a used one and replace it by
myself. I flushed the transmission fluid and filled it. Since the pump was
replaced, I went through the procedure of flusing the fluid and try to make sure
no air went in. The better procedure I found was on the 1997 Toyota Corola
(same car), however, the Toyota power steering system has a bleeding valve
but the Prizm does not. With the bleeding valve, one can prevent air from going
into the line. With the Prizm, there is no possible way not to have air in the
system since along the line one has to reconnect the reservoir line to the
reservoir (this is when air goes in).
On this note, with the front of the jacked up, I turned the steering to each end
(left and right) for more than twenty times while watching the fluid level. This
process is to remove all the air bubbles that might be in the system. Personally,
I thought I did a nice work.
After starting the engine and driving off, the steering gets hard after about two
or two or three steering wheel turns. The car is still drivable but not powered
steering. What would be the best way to bleed the line to eliminate air
(if this is the problem with the current situation). Hopefully, the used power
steering is in good condition.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 12:17 PM