While hoses are disconnected, slowly turn steering wheel from full left to full right three or more times to purge oil
from steering gear box.
Connect supply and return lines to steering gear box and tighten.
Thoroughly wipe off area around reservoir cap with clean cloth. Remove bolt and cover from top of reservoir.
Only discard filter element, as the remaining parts may be used to retain the filter in the reservoir
assembly. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Remove oil filter. Discard oil filter.
· Degreasing Solvent (MIL-PRF-680) is toxic and flammable. Keep away from heat or flame. Never
smoke when using solvent. The flashpoint for Type II Degreasing Solvent is 141 °F (61 °C). Wear
protective goggles, face shield, and gloves; use only in a well-ventilated area; avoid contact with
skin, eyes, and clothes; and do not breathe vapors. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
· If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical
help. If solvent contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If solvent contacts eyes, immediately
flush eyes with water and get immediate medical attention.
· Adhesives, solvents, and sealing compounds burn easily and give off vapors that are harmful to the
skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire when using these materials,
and use only in well-ventilated areas. If adhesives, solvents, or sealing compounds contact the skin
or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water, and rinse thoroughly. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel.
Thoroughly clean out reservoir using degreasing solvent and clean cloth.
Install new oil filter into reservoir.
Fill power steering reservoir with oil to approximately 1 in. (25 mm) of top of reservoir canister. Install and secure
Raise vehicle, remove safety stands, and lower vehicle to ground (Para 2-21).
d. Follow-On Maintenance.
Do not check for leaks by hand; oil under hydraulic pressure can penetrate the skin and cause severe
injury. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Visually check all fittings and hoses for external leaks.
END OF TASK