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#4613284 - 12/24/17 05:51 PM Can't bleed PS system.
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Merry Christmas BITOG.

I can't seem to bleed the Jeep's PS system. Lock to lock and partially lock to partially lock easily 50+ times with the wheels raised and there's still air coming out of the reservoir.

I have a new high pressure hose, but the original low pressure hose. Perhaps the old constant tension clamps aren't sealing and allowing some air into the system? Each burp creates some decent air bubbles.
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#4613288 - 12/24/17 05:57 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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Engine off, lock to lock with the road wheel, not the steering wheel.
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#4613299 - 12/24/17 06:11 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: Silk]
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Maybe I am just tired, but I don't understand.
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#4613308 - 12/24/17 06:22 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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You must be tired.
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#4613312 - 12/24/17 06:30 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: Silk]
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Originally Posted By: Silk
You must be tired.


So grab a tire and move it lock to lock?

How’s this different than just using the steering wheel?
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#4613315 - 12/24/17 06:34 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: Silk]
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Originally Posted By: Silk
You must be tired.
grin
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#4613322 - 12/24/17 06:54 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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Why not lower onto the tires with some normal weight and try again?

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#4613350 - 12/24/17 07:22 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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Apply vacuum to the reservoir with a hand pump

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#4613352 - 12/24/17 07:27 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
Silk Offline


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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
So grab a tire and move it lock to lock?


Yes, it's more likely to cavitate if you use the steering wheel. Just slowly lock to lock a dozen times with a road wheel. And engine off, cavitation again.


Edited by Silk (12/24/17 07:28 PM)
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#4613420 - 12/24/17 09:14 PM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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What happens is the return line gets microscopic cracks in it and sucks air in through those. So that being said, it'll be kind of hard to get all the air out. I recently put a new Dorman cooler on my Liberty and it was sucking in air still, ended up double clamping it and that made a difference for sure. I'd get some 3/8" trans tubing and make some new return lines for the cooler, double clamp and be done.
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#4613538 - 12/25/17 02:33 AM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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Is there a tiny bit of moisture in your p/s fluid?

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#4613553 - 12/25/17 03:42 AM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: dlundblad]
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Maybe I am just tired, but I don't understand.


One method...

https://youtu.be/A0fiZCHz5ew

2nd one slightly different...

https://youtu.be/VuPALAnHjRM
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#4613609 - 12/25/17 06:05 AM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: Kamele0N]
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Originally Posted By: Kamele0N
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Maybe I am just tired, but I don't understand.


One method...

https://youtu.be/A0fiZCHz5ew

2nd one slightly different...

https://youtu.be/VuPALAnHjRM


I am not trying to do a flush.

I replaced my high pressure hose and now there's air in the system.
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#4613614 - 12/25/17 06:12 AM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: Silk]
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Originally Posted By: Silk
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
So grab a tire and move it lock to lock?


Yes, it's more likely to cavitate if you use the steering wheel. Just slowly lock to lock a dozen times with a road wheel. And engine off, cavitation again.


3 posts in and I am still scratching my head. Thanks anyways.
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#4613683 - 12/25/17 08:24 AM Re: Can't bleed PS system. [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Is there a tiny bit of moisture in your p/s fluid?


One drop of water can create a lot of foam and looks like air. And water tends to settle at the lowest level so it's difficult to remove.

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