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      07-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
e90mbition
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Exclamation Stiff Steering after power steering flush

Hey guys, I just performed a power steering flush myselfby sucking out the fluid out from the reservoir and filling it up and then bleeding the system by turning the wheel all the way to the left and the right. While bleeding the system, i closed and tightened the reservoir cap after filling it with fresh chf 11s.

I did this this 2 cycles and got most of the dirty fluid out but Im sure there are still lots of crap inside. I made sure the level of the fluid was right at the top line on the dip stick.

After I noticed that the steering got more stiff.

My question is, when doing the bleeding, was I supposed to leave the reservoir cap opened??? (thinking it may be air bubbles in the system)

Also, can it also be because the reservoir filter is clogged this eliminating the flow?

Thanks
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