Kia Sportage 2005-06

Bleeding

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NOTE
This procedure is normally performed when there is evidence of air in the power steering system (as indicated by a foamy appearance of the power steering fluid), and always after power steering equipment has been disconnected.

  1. Check the fluid level of the power steering at the reserve tank. Refill if necessary
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  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle.
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  5. Disconnect the power supply from the ignition coil.
    WARNING
    Do not crank the engine for longer than 20 seconds at a time or damage to the starter could result.

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  7. While operating the starter motor intermittently (for 15 to 20 seconds), turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and then to the right five or six times.
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  9. Check the fluid level again. If fluid level is lower, add fluid as required.
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  11. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until fluid reaches and remains at the proper level.
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  13. Reconnect the power supply to the ignition coil.
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  15. Start the engine and let run at idle speed.
    WARNING
    Do not hold the steering wheel full-left of full-right (against the stops) for longer than 15 seconds. Prolonged operation in this condition is harmful to the power steering pump.

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  17. Turn the steering wheel full-left and full-right several times.
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  19. Check the power steering fluid at the reserve tank. There should be no foam in the fluid. If there is foam in the power steering fluid, stop the engine and let the system set for approximately five minutes, then repeat the bleeding procedure until all the air has been removed from the system.
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