Quest 1995-1996

Bleeding The System

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Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000

Following power steering pump or rack and pinion replacement, bleed the power steering system as follows:

  1. Fill the power steering reservoir to the MAX mark.
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  3. Disconnect the ignition coil-to-distributor high tension wire on 1993-98 vehicles. On 1999-00 vehicles, remove the fuel pump relay from the main fuse and relay panel in the engine compartment.
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  5. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands so that the front wheels are off of the ground.
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  7. Crank the engine with the starter motor. Add fluid to the power steering reservoir until the level remains constant.
    CAUTION
    Do not hold the steering wheel against a stop for more than 15 seconds at a time.

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  9. While cranking the engine, turn the steering wheel from stop to stop. Check the fluid level and add fluid as necessary.
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  11. Connect the ignition coil-to-distributor wire on 1993-98 vehicles. On 1999-00 vehicles, install the fuel pump relay.
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  13. Start the engine and allow to idle for several minutes.
    CAUTION
    Do not hold the steering wheel against a stop for more than 15 seconds at a time.

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  15. Turn the steering wheel from stop to stop several times.
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  17. Turn the engine off and check the fluid level. Add fluid as necessary.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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