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Old 29 March 2012, 15:58   #1
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Hydraulic steering fluid level/air in the system query.

My current hydraulic steering is a bit "bumpy". Every quarter ish turn of the wheel and you feel a sort of jolt through the wheel.

On inspection, the steering fluid level appears quite low, well below the steering wheel spindle within the wheel housing.

There is also air in the pipes that go aft to the engine (pipes are see through and the air bubble moves as I turn the wheel).

Does is sound like the air bubbles and lack if fluid is to blame here and that simply bleeding the air out of the system and replacing/topping up the hydraulic fluid will solve the problem?

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Old 29 March 2012, 16:08   #2
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My current hydraulic steering is a bit "bumpy". Every quarter ish turn of the wheel and you feel a sort of jolt through the wheel.

On inspection, the steering fluid level appears quite low, well below the steering wheel spindle within the wheel housing.

There is also air in the pipes that go aft to the engine (pipes are see through and the air bubble moves as I turn the wheel).

Does is sound like the air bubbles and lack if fluid is to blame here and that simply bleeding the air out of the system and replacing/topping up the hydraulic fluid will solve the problem?

Cheers.
have a look at my posts got same problem I have ordered a seal kit and oil from hypro marine but what they did say is do the stem seal 1 st then fill with atf to see if the keak is fixed then bleed the proper oil through.
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The air in the system got there somehow. More than likely, you've got a leak somewhere that allowed the fluid level to get low enough for the pump to pick it up and stuff it down the hoses.

Bleeding and filling will take care of the problem short-term, but it will recur if you don't fix the leak.

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