BMW Cars 1999-06

Bleeding

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  1. Apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels.
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  3. Locate the reservoir in the left front area of the engine compartment. On some models, the air box may need to be moved aside slightly, however the engine must be running to check properly.
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  5. Wipe off the reservoir cap and surrounding area. No debris or contaminants are allowed to enter the system.
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  7. Fill the reservoir up to the upper level mark with the recommended fluid before starting the engine. The fluid requirements are cast into the reservoir cap. Typically the system calls for ATF Dexron® III.
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  9. Install the filler cap and start the engine.
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WARNING
Do not wear loose clothing or anything that may interfere with moving engine parts.

  1. Use the filler cap dipstick and check the fluid level with the engine running and top up as necessary, the reinstall the reservoir cap.
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  3. Turn the steering full lock left, then full lock right and recheck the fluid level and check the fluid level with the engine running. Top up the fluid as necessary, the reinstall the reservoir cap.
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  5. Turn the steering full lock left, then full lock right, then full lock left, then full lock right at least two times in succession and recheck the fluid level and check the fluid level with the engine running. Top up as necessary, the reinstall the reservoir cap.
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Fig. Clean the area around the power steering reservoir before removing the cap. No dirt or debris is allowed to enter the power steering system



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Fig. The fluid requirements are cast into the filler cap. This system uses ATF Dexron® III



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Fig. Fill the reservoir up to the recommended maximum level with the recommended fluid before starting the engine



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  1. Fill the reservoir to the MAX mark on the oil stick.
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  3. Rotate the steering in both directions fully, to each stop, until all the air is removed from the fluid.
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  5. Check the oil level and fill to the specified mark, if necessary.
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