Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Bleeding

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WARNING
The fluid level should be checked with the engine off to prevent injury from any moving components.


WARNING
Use Mopar® Power Steering Fluid or equivalent. Do not use automatic transmission fluid and do not overfill.

  1. Wipe filler cap clean, then check the fluid level. The dipstick should indicate COLD when the fluid is at normal ambient temperature.
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  3. Fill the pump fluid reservoir to the proper level and let the fluid settle for at least two minutes.
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  5. Start the engine and let run for a few seconds then turn engine off.
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  7. Add fluid if necessary. Repeat the above procedure until the fluid level remains constant after running the engine.
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  9. Raise the front wheels off the ground.
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  11. Slowly turn the steering wheel right and left, lightly contacting the wheel stops at least 20 times.
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  13. Check the fluid level add if necessary.
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  15. Lower the vehicle, start the engine and turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock.
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  17. Stop the engine and check the fluid level and refill as required.
    CAUTION
    Do not run a vehicle with foamy fluid for an extended period. This may cause pump damage.

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  19. If the fluid is extremely foamy or milky looking, allow the vehicle to stand a few minutes and repeat the procedure.
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  1. Check the fluid level.
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  3. Jack up the front of the vehicle and support it with the stands.
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  5. Turn the steering wheel. With the engine stopped, turn the wheel slowly from lock to lock several times.
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  7. Lower the vehicle.
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  9. Start the engine. Run the engine at idle for a few minutes.
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  11. Turn the steering wheel. With the engine idling, turn the wheel to left or right full lock position and keep it there for 2 - 3 seconds, then turn the wheel to the opposite full lock position and keep it there for 2 - 3 seconds.
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  13. Repeat last step several times.
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  15. Stop the engine.
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  17. Check for foaming or emulsification. If the system has to be bled twice specifically because of foaming or emulsification, check for fluid leaks in the system.
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  19. Check the fluid level.
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