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Air in power steering system...

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A friend has just bought a 1992 200tdi 90. We found loads of air in the power steering system (four bolt box)- foaming in the reservior. I have tried the usual bleeding process (bleed screw on top of box open and lock to lock etc... fluid everywhere :o and loads of air out. Closed bleed screw- fluid still foaming in reservior... :angry:

Repeated bleeding process... twice... still foaming... :angry::angry:

Whilst doing also noticed that someone had put on a tiny narrow power steering belt which was slipping slightly- replaced with correct size one- not slipping any more. :D

Returned to original problem... still foaming and now occasionally large bubbles of air appearing... :angry::angry::angry: There appears to be far too much air appearing at the reservior for it just to be trapped in the system and I can only think that it is being drawn in somewhere??

Any ideas anyone??? We don't really want to start buying new bits not knowing where the fault lies...

Shrek

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my 300TDI did this

the Power steering pump was worn out

once replaced it bled fine and has been untouched since

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my 300TDI did this

the Power steering pump was worn out

once replaced it bled fine and has been untouched since

Bugger... expense- but not mine!- for once... Thinking about it the larger bubbles did seem to appear after changing the belt and tensioning it...

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Twas indeed the pump... Problem all sorted once we had got hold of a working replacement...

1st Landrover genuine part had a leak on a spot weld on the side of the casing- took us bloody ages to locate where air was still getting into the system- until we turned off the engine and fluid bubbled out of the tiny hole... :angry:

2nd Landrover genuine part was very stiff to turn- when the banjo bolt was taken out we found the whole pump was rusty inside! :angry::angry:

3rd Landrover genuine part... fitted and bled itself within minutes... :D

Thanks again

Shrek

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