My power steering pump froze up, not a big deal to change it out but am not sure the proper way to bleed it. I have heard two ways, jack up front of vehicle with engine off and turn steering back and forth about 20 times or the other way is not to jack it up engine running and move steering back and forth. Anyone now the right way for the XJ?
How I have been told to do it is after install of new pump and all hoses are tight and sealed is fill the resevoir then turn the steering left to right till no air bubbles are present. Have been told to do it with tires off the ground and on the ground. Also do this with the engine running.. Should only take a few cycles to bleed the air out.
i was wondering if any one has had any problems with this. I just put in a new pump. filled with fluid and did it both ways. i still have intermittent problems with losing power steering and sometime it takes both hands ( even while moving ) to turn jeep. i have a 1998 Cherokee sport. any suggestions?