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hey guys i tryed to bleed my power steering tonight and it didnt work, i have a 92 wrangler with a chevy 400, so i am going from a chevy pump to a jeep box, anyways i jacked the frontend off the ground, removed the cap filled the resoior to almost full, left the cap off and started crankin the wheel back and forth it spewed fluid an air everywhere, i kept cranking untill i was pretty sure i didnt hear anymore air, then i refilled the resoior, placed the cap back on, and turned the wheel to test it, a lot of fluid an air then spewed out again, so i turned the wheel back on forth again this time with the cap on, more air and fluid keep comn out, i turned for like 5 min, and it is still comn out, all of these processes were done with the motor off, so what am i doing wrong, should the cap be on or off, why is the fluid comn out with the air?, so whats up thanks adam <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Here is Van, the pro power brake man's suggested routine ...

"Bleeding your new power brake system
1. Fill the power steering pump reservoir.
2. DO NOT START ENGINE! Remove coil wire and crank engine for several revolutions.
3. Check reservoir fluid level - add if necessary.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until fluid level does not drop.
5. Replace coil wire and start engine. Turn steering wheel from stop to stop - twice.
6. Kill the engine and depress brake pedal four or five times to relieve accumulator pressure.
7. Check fluid level - add if necessary.
8. Start engine, turn steering wheel from stop to stop. Kill engine and check the fluid level once more.
9. IMPORTANT - If foaming occurs, wait for one hour then check fluid level - add if necessary.
10. Road test vehicle."
 

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what if ur rig want crank over or start yet <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
am i sol and will have to wait?
 

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I see in your sig that you have a rock ram. Is that correct?
If so then they are hard to bleed. lots of air to get out. First thing you need to make sure that the ram ports are level and on top. Also make sure the high presure line is on the correct port.
Then I would start the engine and very slowly turn the wheel all the way one way. After you've turned then it shoud be foamy. If it is then let it sit for a while to let the air bubbles seperate. Then go back the other way and do it all over again several more times. It will foam over a few times. If it binds up when you try to turn then don't force it, you have the hoses to the Ram on backwards. If that doesn't work then let me know and I'll try to help.
 

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actually i need to delete that part of the sig, that was on there from my old project, and when i started the new one, i canceled the order on the rockram, i also heard bad things about agr that made me change my mind, so do i still do that way without a ram?
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No. it should be much easier. You should just be able to fill it up and go. I would still try the very slow turning but it should be pretty easy.
 
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