I replaced the power steering pump in my 2001 Ford Escape. I bled the lines but the pump is making noise. I re-flushed the system to get out all the air bubble but new ones are being re-introduced. I can't find any leaks, what should I do next?
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: EscapeYear: 2001Specific area: SteeringWhat have you tried so far?: Replaced power steering pump (It was leaking fluid not making noise). Bled the system started engine pump was making noise. Re-bled system (Complete flush one gallon of fluid) starting the engine still very noisy pump. I can find any leaks but there are air bubble in the reservoir. What should I do next?
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need to rotate the steering wheel back and forth for five minutes to get all the air out
and if possible put the system under a vacuum
Cycle the steering wheel fully to the left and right every 30 seconds for approximately five minutes
2001 Escape Workshop Manual
[IMAGE][SRC][/SRC][ALT][/ALT][WIDTH]100[/WIDTH][HEIGHT]100[/HEIGHT][STYLE][/STYLE][/IMAGE] CAUTION: If the air is not purged from the power steering system correctly, premature power steering pump failure can result. This condition can occur on pre-delivery vehicles with evidence of aerated fluid or on vehicles that have had steering component repairs.
NOTE: A whine heard from the power steering pump may be caused by air in the system. The power steering purge procedure must be performed prior to any component repair for which power steering noise complaints are accompanied by evidence of aerated fluid.
there is a special tool vacuum pump that helps get the air out
[IMAGE][SRC][/SRC][ALT][/ALT][WIDTH]100[/WIDTH][HEIGHT]100[/HEIGHT][STYLE][/STYLE][/IMAGE] CAUTION: Do not overfill the reservoir.
Reinstall the vacuum pump. Apply and maintain maximum vacuum
CAUTION: Do not hold the steering wheel against the stops for more than three to five seconds at a time. Damage to the power steering pump can occur.
Cycle the steering wheel fully to the left and right every 30 seconds for approximately five minutes.
Ok, so I need to get a vacuum pump. I would have to agree that air is the problem.
first try Cycle the steering wheel fully to the left and right every 30 seconds for approximately five minutes
if that does not work then get a vacuum pump
Sometimes it takes a long time to get the air out
Ok great I'll try that thanks for the help.
thanks for the accept
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