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Old 07-25-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Power Steering Whine and Bubbly Fluid

Alright i've searched and searched, and while there's a few posts with similar issues, none of them have very useful information or a clear solution. Anyway, the other day I had TGV's, APS Inlet, TD06-20g, Injectors, and a Cobb shortram installed. During this install the only some lines were disconnected, the pump was NOT removed to install the inlet.

Immediately after the install the power steering was whining really bad, it was almost unbearable to be around, also the resevior was LOADED with bubbles, this was sort of expected since lines were pulled, but this was way worse then expected. We tried turnin the wheel lock to lock to push the air out and add fluid as necissary. The whine never stopped, but after I went home and let the car sit for a night it got a little better, but it's hit a point where the whine won't get better and i'm still getting a decent amount of bubbles in the system.

I went back to the shop and they checked for leaks, pulled my resevior and two resevior lines out, drained/cleaned the resevior and lines, then re-installed and refilled to no avail. I was sent home again with a whiney pump and bubbly fluid. However on the way home this time the whine almost completely disappeared by the time I got home, I got pretty excited. However when i started the car again this morning the whine was back just as bad as yesterday morning, and the bubbles are back also but they don't seem as bad.

There's no clear leak anywhere, so where could these bubbles be coming from? I'm assuming if i can put an end to the bubbles, the whine will also subside.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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You need to bleed it without the engine running. Suspend the front end off the ground, top off the fluid, and then turn the steering wheel back and forth lock to lock a few times, continuing to top off as necessary till the fluid level stabilizes.

After that you should be fine. Run the car, drive it a bit, then turn it off and top off again as needed.
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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i'll give that a shot next, although i think we even tried that but i can't remember if the motor was running or not
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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I noticed after a really really long drive the whining stops at idle and when i turn the wheel at idle, but as soon as i rev up the motor a bit it starts whining again. Any thoughts on this?
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if you keep getting bubbles, and the steering fights you in corners then the pump is dead.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:18 AM   #6
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if you keep getting bubbles, and the steering fights you in corners then the pump is dead.

Yea, that sounds about right, I'll have to get a new pump from autozone this week and try and slap that in, i'll post my results...
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Well i got a power steering pump remanufactured from Advanced Autoparts, and that solved the problem, thanks for the input guys. Now i just gotta figure out WTF is clunking in the front of my car.
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Well i got a power steering pump remanufactured from Advanced Autoparts, and that solved the problem, thanks for the input guys. Now i just gotta figure out WTF is clunking in the front of my car.
9 times out of 10 that's an endlink.
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9 times out of 10 that's an endlink.
Tried that already, no luck...
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had the same problems
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