Bleeding Dual Steering Gears
Bleeding the dual steering gear system is necessary whenever the system has been repaired. Different gear
sizes may be used together but the bleeding procedure is the same.
1/8" Allen wrench
Ball stud removal tool
Hydraulic jack - appropriate size
0-200 ft./lb. Torque wrench (1/2" drive)
Socket and ratchet for drag link nut (1/2" drive)
FOR OTHER EQUIPMENT, TOOLS OR SAFETY PROCEDURES ALWAYS
FOLLOW THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S PROCEDURES FOR LIFTING
NEVER USE OLD OR USED SEALS, C OT T E R PINS, R E TA I N E R S OR
CRITICAL FASTENERS. ALWAYS BUY A NEW SEAL KIT. USE ONLY
MANUFACTURER APPROVED REPLACEMENT PARTS.
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual
R. H. Sheppard Co. Maintenance & Troubleshooting Video (Optional)
Park the vehicle on a clean, dry, solid surface-preferably concrete. Set the parking brake and block the
wheels. Place the transmission in neutral.
Jack the vehicle up until the front wheels have cleared the surface.
Tilt the hood or cab using the procedure in the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.
Make sure the fluid level in the reservoir is at the full mark on the dipstick.
Remove the drag links from the pitman arms of the master and slave gears using the procedure in the
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.
Start the vehicle and allow the engine to idle.
Turn the steering wheel to a full left turn and hold until the slave gear moves its full travel. Then turn
the steering wheel to a full right turn and hold until the slave moves its full travel. Repeat this procedure
three or more times.