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I just replaced my pwr steering line that was leaking.I hope this fixes it.My question is do I need to bleed the line or anything like that?Also will it hurt anything to pressure wash the engine to get all that fluid off?

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what did the part cost you if you dont mind me asking....also was it hard?

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the line was 26.00 at carquest,i jacked the truck up removed the left front wheel,inner fender,intercooler pipe,that makes it way easier to get to.took a little over an hour

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Personally I would just do a flush on it, just in case you got any dirt in there and call it all good. You would be surprised how dirty it gets, and the feel with new fresh fluid is also a plus. Here is the write up..

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I just replaced my pwr steering line that was leaking.I hope this fixes it.My question is do I need to bleed the line or anything like that?Also will it hurt anything to pressure wash the engine to get all that fluid off?
Hey there. Was it the line that changes from a rubber line to a metal one right behind the pump? Mine is leaking there too. I will wait to see the answer on bleeding it myself.

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Oh and no you do not need to physically bleed it, I replaced the whole gear box and just turned the wheel back and forth "while on the lift" a few times and it got all the air out. Oh and kept the fluid full while doing it.

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Hey Willie,yeah thats the line!

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It is necessary to bleed the air out to prevent fluid aeration in the power steering pump. To bleed the system, take off the power steering pump cap, turn the wheel at full lock (all the way to either right or left) for 15 seconds holding it, then turn to the other direction. Keep doing it about 4 times and you should be okay.

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Hey Willie,yeah thats the line!
Great at least I know it can be changed from by me. Where did you end up getting it at?
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Hey Willie I got it at carquest.

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