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About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

OK, well we are down to re-hooking up the power steering box (That is all we have left to do, and I can get my jeep back on the road after 7 months) We have an AGR box & pump - O-ring style (1985) OK, we can't seem to get the thing bled without air coming back, so we think it may be a problems with this little *adapter* thinggy that goes from the return line to the box. It seems to me that the little *adapter* thinggy is warped, it has an O-ring on it also. The *adapter* thinggy's purpose seems to be a a reducer from the box to the flared end of the hard line.

Anybody have any experience with having trouble with this *adapter* thinggy, we bought a new line today, and it did not come with it, and it isn't on our old box. Anybody know if and where you may be able to get one of these.

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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

Now we don't think its the adapter - we just CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE D*MN THING BLED - ANY TIPS APPRECIATED!
We have taken the following approach - jack up the front wheels & with the engine off, cycle the wheels left & right. (AGR says you have to do at least 20 cycles) - OK so at first there are a bunch of air bubbles, then they dissapear, but then as you cycle some more, more air bubbles come up. And this continues (I must have cycled it over 50 more like 100 times).

UGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

so did you change from flare to inverted o-ring?
To bleed it I believe all you have to do is move the steering wheel back and forth..and it gets better over time.
Do you have the same kind of fittings?(box has flare fittings and hoses have inverted o-ring?
If thats what you need I believe I still have a hose adapter that I could send you.



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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

1. Fill the PS reservoir.
2. Jack up the front of the vehicle with the passenger side higher than the drivers side.
3. Place key in ignition, turn the ignition to RUN mode to unlock the steering.
4. Cycle the steering wheel lock-to-lock several times.
5. Watch for bubbles in the PS fluid.
6. Top off the PS fluid.
7. Start the engine and pause a few seconds.
8 Start cycling the steering wheel right lock to left lock.
9. Wath for bubbles, foaming and fluid circulation.
10. Keep cycling the wheel full lock to full lock.
11. Let it good and hot
12. Turn the engine off.
13. Repeat steps 7 - 12 perhaps as much as three more times.

That should about do it....

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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

I just had the same problem on a power steering on a 59 willys pickup. Yeh its custom. We thought it was the pump because it was whinning so bad (ford pumps suck, jeep has a 302 in it). Changed the pump it was better but not right. Changed the box and problem solved. I am sure there is a way to test the box. One more thing did you let it sit for a while to let all the air bubbles in the pump go away. You may just be sucking the air right back into it.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

Mel, Larry is right, sometimes it takes what seems like forever to get all the air out. When I had my box rebuilt last year and put it back on I thought it was never going to stop making noise, I finally gave up and just drove it, stopped making noise in a day or two. I'm not sure if that is a good idea, but I have only so much patience!

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Re: About to pull my hair out - power steering box?\'s

Yeah, we were not getting noise, just air. Did what Larry said a several times. Rick is one of those - not leave anything to chance - kinda guys. He thinks he got the air out, we'll be test driving it tomorrow, had to go to an Christmas party tonight.

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