Power Steering Pipe

Tiny
KEPUDD
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  • 2003 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
I replace the power steering pipe and refilled the fluid and now the pump is noisy.
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 AT 6:08 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Air in the oil can cause that. It takes a while for all the air to rise to the top. Check the fluid level when it's cold before starting it up and make sure it's topped off.
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Turn your steering, while it is running, from all the way Right, to all the way Left-and Visa-Versa---Do this in SSSSLLLLOOOWWWW MMMMOOOOTTTTIIOOONNN(Slow Motion)! Like so slow, someone out front, would not see it moving! Yes, it's a little time consuming, but it will improve it greatly. Please let me know how it goes--The Medic
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 3:04 AM
Tiny
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No, I disagree with that last advice. If the system is low or already has air in it, that will make it worse. The air will naturally rise to the top on it's own when not in use. If the system is operated while low, it will just aerate the fluid all over again. It needs to be topped off while cold and then run.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I'm so sorry. I thought a vehicle with a belt driven pump that used power steering fluid to make turning the steering wheel EZer might use the same technique to remove air from the system as the the Ford reference we been-a-usin' for years for the Ole Ford, and many others rigs too. MY BAD! MAYBE I WAS JUST GOING DEAF FROM HEARING THE ENGINE RUNNING-FOOLING ME INTO THINKING THE POWER STEERING PUMP GOT QUIET. Thank you Florda Feller, for setting us straight, we will definitely see if Mr. Druckard, who sold us this book years ago, in Hooterville, will give our money back. I love you man--The Medic
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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You can keep your hillbilly sarcasm to yourself.
It is common knowledge in the trade that running a pump with aerated fluid creates more aerated fluid and wear to the component. The will rise to the top naturally and if refilled at that point and there is no other problem that's introducing more air, the fluid will go clear and the pump will get quiet.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 1:52 PM

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