Subaru Car 1998-05

Bleeding

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  1. Fill the power steering fluid reservoir about half way with the specified fluid.
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  3. Turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock until bubbles stop appearing on oil surface while keeping the fluid at that level.
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  5. If turning the steering wheel in low fluid level condition, air will be sucked in pipe. In this case, leave it about half an hour and then repeat the previous step.
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  7. Lift up the vehicle, start the engine and let it idle.
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  9. Continue to turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock again until bubbles stop appearing on oil surface while keeping the fluid at that level. It is normal that bubbles stop appearing after three times turning of steering wheel from lock to lock.
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  11. In case the bubbles do not stop appearing in the tank, leave it about half an hour and then begin the process again.
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  13. Lower the vehicle, and then idle the engine.
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  15. Continue to turn the steering wheel from lock to lock until bubbles stop appearing and change of the fluid level is within 3 mm (0.12 in).
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  17. In case the following happens, leave it about half an hour and then do step 5-8 again.
    1. The fluid level changes over 3 mm (0.12 in).
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    3. Bubbles remain on the upper surface of the fluid.
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    5. Grinding noise is generated from oil pump.
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  19. Check the fluid leakage after turning steering wheel from lock to lock with engine running.
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