Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Air in power steering line, How to flush/bleed it?
View Single Post
Old 08-01-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
DFv2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 42684
Location: Upstate NY
What I Drive: 2008 Lightning Red STi

Posts: 1,735
FF Reputation: 31 DFv2 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Air in power steering line, How to flush/bleed it?

As per my stupid mistake in this thread:

I lost all the power steering fluid in my system. I replaced the hardline I cut, and bolted everything back up nice and snug. Now the problem.

I filled the reservoir with fresh fluid, and started the car. The car seems to suck up all the fluid in the reservoir when running, and then returns the fluid to the reservoir when stopped. Im assuming the air in the line compresses when on.

ANYWAYS if you read all that, thanks. If not, heres the question. How can I BLEED the PS line to get air out? Has anyone done this before?

The only thing I can think of is to loosen the hardline fitting on the rack while having someone keep the reservoir full until it runs through. Any suggestions?

DFv2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote