BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 101 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Latest topics
» 2012 and up Caprice PPV
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:36 pm by No Moa

» I wasn't even looking for this one, I swear!
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:52 am by 95brmw

» This forum needs a pulse check.... pics included
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm by Grumpy

» 1994 Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am by lvd2340

» Who're You callin a Turkey?
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:32 pm by 802

» New Ride
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:17 am by silverfox103

» Complete SS interior.
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:35 pm by No Moa

» 2016 9th Annual Roundup, List of Attendees
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:04 am by MASShole9C1

» Pictures from the 2016 Roundup
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:03 pm by toomanytoyz

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
December 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar

Share | 
 

 How to flush and refill the power steering system

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Tomz9C1



Posts : 1486
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 53
Location : Rumford, Maine

PostSubject: How to flush and refill the power steering system   Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:51 pm

I borrowed this from another LT1 related forum and thought I would post it up. Any positive criticism is welcome. Maybe we can add some pics to this. Proceed at your own risk. BE SAFE!



Flush and Refill Power Steering System

Flush procedure:
Raise vehicle so that front wheels are off the ground and free to turn.
Remove steering gear outlet hose (should be the hose that goes from the rack to the reservoir #33) at fluid reservoir and plug the reservoir port . You may want to unmount the reservoir to make it easier to get to the hoses.
Position the steering gear outlet hose (the one you just took off) toward a container to catch draining fluid.
While an assistant is filling fluid reservoir, start and run engine at idle.
Turn steering from lock to lock but do NOT hold it against the stops.
Continue draining until all old fluid is cleared from system. About a quart of fluid is needed to flush the system.
Unplug the port on the reservoir and reconnect reservoir hose.
Turn engine off and fill reservoir to the "C" mark on the level indicator.
Complete by following with bleeding procedure.

Bleed procedure:
Ignition off
Raise front wheels off the ground
Turn wheel full left
Fill reservoir to full cold and leave cap off
With assistant checking fluid level, turn wheel lock to lock at least 20 times. Engine remains off.
Check fluid while turning for signs of bubbles. If bubbles are seen check for any loose connections.
Start engine. With engine idling, maintain fluid level. Reinstall cap.
Return wheels to center and lower wheels to ground.
Keep engine running for 2 minutes
Turn wheels in both directions and verify that it is smooth, quiet, fluid at proper level, no leaks or bubbles.

Back to top Go down
sdstick



Posts : 4278
Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: How to flush and refill the power steering system   Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:07 am

And you did this WHY?

That hose always seems to be the nastiest one in the engine compartment.
Only reason I'D touch that is when it gives up due to rust (just happened on the RMW)

Thanks for sharing tho Arrow Cool

_________________
Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
Back to top Go down
Tomz9C1



Posts : 1486
Join date : 2009-01-21
Age : 53
Location : Rumford, Maine

PostSubject: Re: How to flush and refill the power steering system   Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:31 am

It is overlooked by most of us and don't realize it till It's to late. I thought it would be a helpful "how to".
Back to top Go down
sdstick



Posts : 4278
Join date : 2009-03-20
Location : Revere, MA

PostSubject: Re: How to flush and refill the power steering system   Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:26 am

OK, I get it & your right, I have always overlooked that & if you asked me to do it right, I wouldnt have.
Thanks Arrow

_________________
Steve


96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
Whine..eee...Silver LS6
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How to flush and refill the power steering system   Today at 4:56 pm

Back to top Go down
 
How to flush and refill the power steering system
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How to flush and refill the power steering system
» Power Steering does not work when cold.
» Low Speed Power Steering Lock up/ Failure
» 1994 Caprice LS (LT1) for sale CHEAP
» PS bypass ideas?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BADASS of New England :: 91-96 B & D-body tech :: Problems / Maintenance-
Jump to: