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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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I lost my power steering and brakes. I left it set for a couple days started it up and let it run for about a half hour and got them back, but had a loud noise coming from the pump when I turned our hit the brakes. I had read in a couple places to change the fluid, started to do this and noticed the fluid was all foamy. I changed the fluid and it took for ever to get power steering and brakes. Drove it this morning and lost it again, went to check fluid and seen it was coming out the fill cap, opened it up and it was all foamy again. What do I need to do?
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When you bled your system did you get much air? was the system low or leaking before the foaming started? If bleeding is not done throughly enough air can be a problem until you can get it all out = Cheap fix. Otherwise it may be your pump = More$$
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The book says to bleed the system you turn the wheel both directions till it stops. Is there another way to bleed it? It was foaming before this but not as bad. It done it one time last year but come out of it and been fine every since.
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When you bleed it, either have the front wheels off the ground, or on something that offers little resistance, like gravel. Also have the cap to the power steering pump off. Not sure if you have done it like that, but just a reminder. Hope this helps.

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