Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Central California, USA
I didn't think to tell you but Rob is absolutely right about bleeding the system.
You need to get any air out of the system by turning the wheel left and right. Make shure to add fluid quickly to try and prevent the pump from running low and foaming the oil.
Maybe the best thing is to turn left, stop the engine, add oil, start engine, turn right, stop engine, add oil, until full.
When you hit the end of travel with the steering, don't let it sit there and pump hard. This makes the relief valve open and the pump is developing full pressure, aireating the oil.
It could be a big air bubble is coming out and the shock is blowing the hose.
After bleeding by turning left and right, don't drive it until it is topped up. If the pump is groaning it means the oil is foaming.
If that happens, just make shure you have it full, and let it sit overnight, check level in the morning, top it off and drive it.
[This message has been edited by davidpozzi (edited 03-14-2000).]