Land Rover 2000-05

Bleeding

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  1. Clean PAS fluid reservoir around filler cap and fluid level indicators.
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  3. Remove filler cap from PAS fluid reservoir. If necessary, fill PAS fluid reservoir to upper level indicator with recommended fluid.
    WARNING
    Make sure no dirt or debris enters the steering reservoir when the cap is removed.

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  5. Start engine and run to normal operating temperature.
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  7. Position a catch pan under the steering box to catch any spilled power steering fluid.
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  9. With engine at idle speed, and an assistant turning the steering from lock to lock, loosen bleed screw on top of steering box. Keep PAS fluid reservoir topped up and allow all air to bleed from system. When fluid from bleed screw is free of air, tighten bleed screw.
    WARNING
    Never hold steering at full lock for longer than 10 seconds.



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    Fig. With engine at idle speed, and an assistant turning the steering from lock to lock, loosen bleed screw (arrow) on top of steering box

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  11. Stop the engine.
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  13. Clean any spilled PAS fluid from steering box and surrounding area.
    WARNING
    Power steering fluid will damage paint finished surfaces. If spilled, immediately clean off the fluid and flush the area with water.

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  15. Check the fluid level in PAS fluid reservoir and fill to upper level mark. If fluid is aerated, wait until fluid is free from bubbles.
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  17. Fit PAS fluid reservoir filler cap.
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