i have a 2006 grand prix supercharger v6 im haveing powersterring pro blems i had it checked my pump is woking i bleed my line out of air and it worked then i added seafoam and it happened again what

Joaquin Renteria

Asked by Jul 26, 2015 at 03:31 PM about the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i put seafoam in and i got no pwerstering i did a leak check and have a
small leak how do i do a or take the air out of the powersteering line from
my 2006 Pontiac grand prix until i can get it properly fixed becouse it was
working before please anyone give me play by play of how to do jt myself
do i left front end up enough both tires off ground car off and cap off
steering box what else do i do rotate left to right until becomes loose and
add fluid until it becomes smooth do i take old fluid out first or just do
what help me

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First, there's no need to put anything but power steering fluid in the power steering system. Get all the Seafoam out. Then refill the pump. With the engine running and the cap off slowly turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then all the way to the right. Continue doing that until there's no foam in the fluid that you see in the pump. It will take several minutes of doing this. Keep the pump topped off as you're bleeding it. The foam that you see is the air in the system. You don't have to jack up the car or anything. Just keep turning the wheel, stop to stop until the foam is gone. Some people will tell you to use transmission fluid in the power steering. DON'T! Transmission fluid has special cleaners and lubricants designed for automatic transmissions. They wreak havoc on power steering systems! HTH. -Jim

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Joaquin Renteria

how do i take out the seafoam threw the same place i put it in then i have taken out but if the car is running and the powersterring cap is off how does that take the air out of the lines if it is pumoing in and not out when car is running so do i first take out old powersterring fluid and replace with new fluid and witj car running i was told not to have car running becouse it is pumping air into line and with car on the on postion only and lift front end up both wheel not touching ground and cap off do lift right on sterrung wheel until i see no bubbles please i dont understand how to get air out and not in need play by play i did it one time and it worked but then i did sea foan and is hard as a rock i put and took out old fluid from box but it didnt work this time i just need a temporary fix until i can get it to shop next week on my payday dam seadoam tou suck help me any one please


Jim is right. The power steering has a pressure and return line, and the only way it will suck air in is turning the wheel with the reservoir low/empty. These systems bleed themselves with use, engine running turning wheel. It will not damage tires either, that's why some guys jack the front end up --to not scuff tires.

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