- Remove the cap from the fluid reservoir. Check cap seal for damage and replace if needed.
- Fill the power steering pump with approved fluid. Do not fill fluid beyond the MAX mark.
- Raise the vehicles front wheels off the ground.
- With the engine off, turn the steering wheel from right to left. Perform this step until all the bubble formations can no longer be seen in the power steering reservoir.
- Start the engine and turn the steering wheel with the engine at idle speed then shut the engine off and check for correct oil level and no bubble in the system.
- Reinstall power steering cap tightly.
- Test the system for leaks and proper operation.
- Check the fluid level. As measured on the side of the reservoir, the level should indicate between MAX and MIN when the fluid is at normal ambient temperature. Adjust the fluid level as necessary.
Tightly insert Special Tool 9688 Power Steering Cap Adapter into the mouth of the reservoir.
CAUTIONFailure to use a vacuum pump reservoir may allow power steering fluid to be sucked into the hand vacuum pump.
Attach Special Tool C-4207 Hand Vacuum Pump or equivalent, with reservoir attached, to the Power Steering Cap Adapter.
WARNINGDo not run the engine while vacuum is applied to the power steering system. Damage to the power steering pump can occur.
NOTEWhen performing the following step make sure the vacuum level is maintained during the entire time period.
- Using a Hand Vacuum Pump, apply 20-25 in. Hg (68-85 kPa) of vacuum to the system for a minimum of three minutes.
- Slowly release the vacuum and remove the special tools.
- Adjust the fluid level as necessary.
- Repeat the process until the fluid no longer drops when vacuum is applied.
Start the engine and cycle the steering wheel lock-to-lock three times.
WARNINGDo not hold the steering wheel at the stops.
- Stop the engine and check for leaks at all connections.
Check for any signs of air in the reservoir and check the fluid level. If air is present, repeat the procedure as necessary.