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Old 05-06-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
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Have air in power steering system. Lost ps and pb but the world famous autopark is still functioning. any idea,s ......new to this forum

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:29 AM   #2
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Have air in power steering system. Lost ps and pb but the world famous autopark is still functioning. any idea,s ......new to this forum

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Old 05-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #3
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BillT, welcome to irv2
You must have checked the hoses from pump or for loose fittings on end of hoses.Dried out hoses. There is a seal around fluid tank that maybe dried out also. If you would post in your signature profile your chassis and coach info will help with answering your questions in future. Please let us know how your making out. "007"
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BillT, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Good luck on the autopark brake issue. Once you find and repair the problem you may want to find a shop that uses the BG flush system and have the fluid completely flushed, system cleaned and new & conditioned fluid installed.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:25 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillT:
Have air in power steering system. Lost ps and pb but the world famous autopark is still functioning. any idea,s ......new to this forum </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Lets start with you have a 93 Chieftain on a Chevy P30 chassis and have symptoms of air in the power steering pump.

Did you find the leak, repair it and then refill the system? If so then before starting the engine you need to jack up the front wheels for a few minutes and then turn the wheels from lock to lock several times to prime the system and then check the fluid level and if you need to add more fluid then go through the priming process again. If you haven't fixed the leak yet then you need to address that first.

I make it a point to install a power steering fluid filter on the return line whenever I make one of these repairs.

Note that a clogged inlet screen which is located inside the power steering pump housing can also make the pump grind as if it has air in it. The pump would have to be removed and the back cover taken off the pump in order to fix this. With the cost of a remanufactured pump starting at $32 I would consider replacing the pump before going through the process of dissasembly/reassembly myself and taking a chance that I may have to remove it again if the seal on the pump cover didn't seat properly.

No matter what the repair I would seriously consider putting a filter in the system. Some lifetime warrenties on any replacement parts you may need will be voided if you don't.

Let us know how things turn out.


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