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Old 01-14-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 sti. i just replaced the power steering pump, so of course there is air in the lines. i searched on ehre how to bleed out the fluid. i turned from lock to lock numerous times with the car on and off. No air bubbles or foam are in the reservoir. and the steering wheel continues to vibrate horribly if i turn it too quickly. also the front end is jacked up off of the ground. any advice would be appreciated
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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You might want to try driving in a figure 8 at low speeds for a while to see if that'll help work the air out of the power steering. I know that on the second generation Ford Exploder if you turn the wheel with the engine off, you have to go drive in a figure 8 for about 5 minutes or so to work the roughness out of the steering... Maybe it'll work on your car.

You'll need a fairly large space to drive around in, so I'd suggest an empty mall parking lot, or a school parking lot after hours or something similar.

Also, double check to make sure that you're not leaking power steering fluid from anywhere that could potentially be letting more air into the system.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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ok i will try that, the only thing is that i do not want to damage this pump the same way as the first one. (driving it with air in the lines, starving the pump of fluid)
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You're not going to be driving it for extended periods of time. Just take a couple of bottles of fluid with you (IIRC Subarus use standard ATF) and make sure that you keep the reservoir topped off.

Now that I think about it, are the lines from the reservoir flowing freely? They aren't pinched anywhere are they? You might want to check that too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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I have a 2006 sti. i just replaced the power steering pump, so of course there is air in the lines. i searched on ehre how to bleed out the fluid. i turned from lock to lock numerous times with the car on and off. No air bubbles or foam are in the reservoir. and the steering wheel continues to vibrate horribly if i turn it too quickly. also the front end is jacked up off of the ground. any advice would be appreciated
It's cause it's off the ground. With the front end off the ground it is going to do that all day. Put it on the ground and drive like the other posts said.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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It's cause it's off the ground. With the front end off the ground it is going to do that all day. Put it on the ground and drive like the other posts said.
yes, i just drove it around, its fine. thanks for the help everyone.
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A nice upgrade is Moble 1 ATF.
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A nice upgrade is Moble 1 ATF.
+1 for that. Holds up to heat better. Almost required for AutoX in FL
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