bleed power steering

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by sgull, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. sgull

    sgull Member

    Draining and refilling the power steering reservoir is described in the Chilton manual as part of the steering rack change-out procedure for my 98 Ranger. In considering doing the change-out myself, my concern is of the bleeding of the air in the system afterwards. The easy (professional way) described is to use a vacuum pump. Problem is I don't have one and can't really afford to just run out and buy one. Is there a reliable alternative method to do so without the use of a vacuum pump? I came across this online and was wondering if it would work as well: Comments/advice? thanks
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  3. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Jack the front tires off the ground. Top off fluid. Turn vehicle on and keep in park. Turn the wheel complete lock to lock until the bubbles are gone in the system.
  4. x2^ that was the only way we ever did it back in the day.

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