TM 5-4210-224-14 & P
4-226. POWER STEERING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE. (Continued)
a. Power Steering Gauge (J-5176D):
(1) Place a container under the steering gear
(1) or pump (2) to catch the fluid when
disconnecting or connecting the hoses.
(2) With the engine NOT running, disconnect
the pressure hose (3) at the steering gear
or power steering pump and install the
power steering gauge to both hoses using
adapter fitting (18mm). The gauge must
be between the shut-off valve and pump.
Open the shut-off valve.
(3) Remove the filler cap (4) from the pump
reservoir (2) and check the fluid level. Fill
(a) Fill the pump fluid reservoir (2) to
the pump reservoir, with power steering
the proper level and let the fluid
fluid (Appendix D, Item 14) to the full
settle for at least two minutes.
mark on the dipstick. Start the engine
(b) Start the engine and let it run for a
and check the connections at the power
few seconds. Then turn the engine
steering gauge for leakage while
momentarily holding steering wheel
(c) Add fluid if necessary.
(d) Repeat the above procedure until
the fluid level remains constant
(4) Bleed the system:
after running the engine.
(e) Raise the front end of the vehicle so
that the wheels are off the ground.
When a power steering pump or
(f) Start the engine. Slowly turn the
gear has been installed, or an oil
steering wheel right and left, lightly
line has been disconnected, the air
contacting the wheel stops.
that has entered the system must
(g) Add power steering fluid (Appendix
be bled out before the vehicle is
D, Item 14) if necessary.
If air is allowed to
(h) Lower the vehicle and turn the
remain in the power steering fluid
steering wheel slowly from lock to
system, noisy and unsatisfactory
operation of the system may result.
Bleed air from the hydraulic
system as follows: