Air in power steering pump

Tiny
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  • 2001 JEEP CHEROKEE
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I have a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee limited and I had to replace power steering pump and I had a hard time getting the air out of the system and I go it almost quite there is a tiny tiny bit of whining still in it when I turn really and the fan is a hydro-lock.

I don't know what it is doing idk what is wrong.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:10 AM

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Tiny
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How can I make the fan spin fast it spins kinda slow I stoped it one time with my hand
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:11 AM
Tiny
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The fan has a fan clutch. It will spin faster as the temp under the hood goes up.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:22 AM
Tiny
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I was told the fan is spining slow and putting preshure on the power steering pump because my fan is part of the power steering pump and there are these balls around the fan sits inside a holder thing lol and there are balls that look like ball bearings there are like 15 of them and u can see them and no one knows what they are idk if they are used to balance the fan during spining and how come the fan stops spining when the wheel is turnt all the way to each side
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:34 AM
Tiny
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No. The fan clutch is mounted to the water pump not the PS pump. It has a thermostat in it that tightens as it gets hotter. As a result, the fan spins faster as the temp goes up. It is normal for it to spin slowly when the engine compartment is cool.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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Ok and is it normall for me to be able to stop the fan with my hand and it is not a electrick fan or belt it is a stupid hydraulic fan but idk what the balls are around the fan they dont move and my psp went I replaced it I sucked a lot of air out of it and it dosent wine wile it is idl but when I turn the wheel it wines how can I make it stop I added lucus treatment to it
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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Yes it is normal, but I do not recommend putting your hand anywhere near the fan.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 4:10 AM

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