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I'm sure Sbluke will verify, but I'm seeing steering shaft and master cylinder above, going to cautiously speculate driver side.

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I'll second Blue... Drive side under the truck looking up at the exhaust manifold. That is the steering shaft.

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Thanks, guys, my bad. I thought I was seeing the transmission housing edge. I shall bite the bullet and install mine!
 

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Carpet is about done -- a few small pieces to trim, yet.
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Does anyone know of any way to purge / bleed the power steering without starting the truck?

I don't want to idle it a half-hour while I bleed the system. :(
 

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Does anyone know of any way to purge / bleed the power steering without starting the truck?

I don't want to idle it a half-hour while I bleed the system. :(
Jax, I jump the starter relay so the engine cranks but does not start. Keeps the power steering pump from spinning too fast before it is primed
 

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Can you pull the belt off and run the pump pulley by hand for a bit to get the thing primed?

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Maybe a drill with a belt adapter or something. I don't think it is likely that a person can spin a vane type pump fast enough by hand to get it to prime the system, let alone flush the lines and gear box.

I helped a friend of mine build a 22RE for an old Toyota 4runner and she replaced the PS pump during the build. The FSM for the Toyota required disconnecting the ignition and cranking the engine to prime. I know there is a big difference in platforms, but most PS pumps are of similar design/type. I'll have to see what the Ford FSM says about it. I do know from experience on one of my old Ford Rangers, priming a PS pump with the engine running will kill it almost immediately. They are very susceptible to dry start damage. The pumps are a terrible design anyways.
 

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Mech,

That is good idea. My thought was more geared to the priming the pump itself. Do that by hand and once there is oil in the pump then kick the engine over or use a drill and a belt.

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Discussion Starter #111
Truck bed repair. This truck once had a gooseneck in the bed, and now has a hole.

What is the best repair?
 

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or you can slap a piece over the hole and use a bed liner to hide it.
 

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My fix would be to put a gooseneck hitch in, and use the hole..... I really like the turn over ball hitches, just never have bought one.

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Jack the front end off the ground, fill the power steering pump . Turn the steering wheel while mashing the brakes . Air will bubble out the power steering reservoir.


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Why mash the brakes?
 

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Next topic - what is the effect of these ultra-low-sulfur fuels on the older trucks like the '99?

Do you guys do anything make the fuel better? I do have PRI-D for the fuel.
 
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