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I have just replaced one of the rubber hoses (the smaller diameter one) on the power steering resevior. I didn't get a chance to start the car as I had to get a new battery. So when I installed the battery and started the car I noticed that the PS pump was cavitating (making weird noise) so I thought well its gotta be low in fluid so I topped it up and noticed that there was a huge gap of air in the middle of the reseviour. When I start the car it just turns whatever fluid is in the resevior to foam and the pump keeps whining.

Im just gonna give flushing it out a go and see what happens.

Any ideas what this might be?

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thats a strange issues since the small hose is the return from the rack.

have you tried to bleed it by turning lock to lock 6- 7 times each way ?

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Yeah make sure itf full when its running and bleed the system lock to lock then turn it off and let it sit for a couple of minutes then restart it. This is often a good way to remove aeration. The only other thing it could be is if its drawing air in the new hose you fitted. Check all hose clamps on the entire P/S system for leaks and tension.

Regards,

Deren

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