Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Bleeding

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Fig. Bleeding the power steering system using a vacuum pump

  1. Remove the power steering fluid reservoir cap. Check the fluid level and top off, if necessary.
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  3. Tightly install the stopper of a vacuum pump into the filler neck of the reservoir.
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  5. Start the vehicle.
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  7. Apply the maximum amount of vacuum possible and maintain it for a minimum of 3 minutes with the engine running at idle.
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  9. Release the vacuum and remove the vacuum pump from the vehicle.
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  11. Check the fluid level in the reservoir and fill up to the correct level, if necessary.
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  13. Install the vacuum pump again. Apply and maintain maximum vacuum.
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  15. Rotate the steering wheel fully to the left and right every 30 seconds. Do this for approximately 5 minutes. Do NOT hold the steering wheel against the stops for more than 3-5 seconds at a time or damage to the power steering pump could occur.
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  17. Turn off the engine, release the vacuum and remove the vacuum pump.
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  19. Install the fluid reservoir cap.
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  21. Check the entire system for leaks. If the system shows signs of air, repeat this procedure.
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