Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Bleeding

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  1. Fill the reservoir to the MAX level mark with approved power steering fluid.
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  3. With the engine idling, turn the wheels from the right to the left side as far as possible, several times.
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  5. Refill the reservoir to the MAX level and repeat the procedure until the level does not change.
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  1. Check the hydraulic fluid level and top off as necessary using the recommended fluid type. For additional information, please refer to the following topic(s): General Information and Maintenance.
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  3. Block the rear wheels, apply the parking brake, then raise and support the vehicle until the front wheels can spin freely.
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  5. With the engine NOT running, turn the steering wheel lock to lock ten times.
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  7. Recheck the hydraulic fluid and top off as necessary.
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  9. Lower the vehicle, and then start the engine.
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  11. Start the engine.
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  13. With the engine running, turn the steering wheel lock to lock ten times.
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  15. Recheck the hydraulic fluid and top off as necessary.
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  17. Any residual air will leave the system within 6-12 miles (10 -20 km) of driving.
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  1. Check the power steering hydraulic fluid level and add if necessary.
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  3. Raise the vehicle until front wheels are off the ground.
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  5. Start the engine and let it idle for about 5 seconds.
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  7. Turn the engine OFF, then check the hydraulic fluid level.
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  9. Perform the previous 2 steps one more time.
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  11. Restart the engine and turn steering wheel from lock to lock with engine idling.
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  13. Turn the engine off and check hydraulic fluid level, top off as necessary.
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  15. Repeat the procedure two more times.
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  17. Leave the engine off for 2-3 minutes to let the air in the hydraulic fluid disperse.
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  19. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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  21. With the engine idling, again turn the steering five times from lock to lock. The steering system is bled when no air bubbles are visible in the hydraulic fluid reservoir.
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  23. After completing the bleeding sequence, screw the cap hand-tight onto reservoir.
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