Checking the level and adding fluid to the power steering reservoir

The reservoir is located on the left side of the engine compartment, next to the washer reservoir

Check the fluid level in the power steering pump reservoir.

It should be between the "MAX" and "MIN" marks on the tank body.

If the level is significantly low, add fluid.

Checking and bleeding the power steering system of a Gazelle car

2. To do this, unscrew the tank cap.

3. Add working fluid to the required level

4. We wrap the cork

Replacing the power steering fluid

In the power steering system, the fluid must be replaced when it is contaminated, and after 6 years of vehicle operation.

Checking and bleeding the power steering system of a Gazelle car

1. We hold the nut from turning, and unscrew the pressure hose going to the steering mechanism.

2. Drain the fluid from the power steering system. Without starting the engine, turn the steering wheel in both directions from lock to lock until the fluid stops flowing out of the hose.

Reconnect the hose to the pump and tighten the fitting to a torque of 44 - 62 Nm (4.4 - 6.2 kgcm).

Checking and bleeding the power steering system of a Gazelle car

3. We fill the system with fresh working fluid.

4. We start the engine. In this case, the liquid will go into the system.

Add fluid with the engine running until its level is constant.

5. Bleed the power steering system.

Bleeding the power steering system

We bleed the power steering system when air enters the system, during repair work related to system depressurization.

If there is air in the system, steering wedging appears when you try to make a sharp turn.

The power steering pump also makes an increased noise when the steering wheel is turned, and the fluid in the reservoir foams.

To upgrade your system:

1. Pour working fluid into the hydraulic booster system

2. Brake with a handbrake, place stops under the rear wheels of the car.

Raise the front of the car.

3. Set the steering wheel to a straight position and start the engine.

4. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Air bubbles should appear in the tank.

5. Turn the steering wheel to the left until it stops.

If air remains in the hydraulic system, air bubbles should appear in the reservoir.

Checking and bleeding the power steering system of a Gazelle car

6. We check and, if necessary, add liquid to the maximum mark.

7. So we pump until the working fluid enters the tank without air bubbles.

8. We install the car on wheels and check the operation of the system.