My wife got her car back after an oil change and they said the right motor mount was shot and the power steering pump was leaking. I gathered all the parts and went to work.
For the power steering I disconnected the return line and attached to a drain hose then ran for a couple of seconds to drain the reservoir since I was replacing that too. I ran about 5 seconds to flush out any gunk.
Not too many problems removing and replacing the pump and I put in the new reservoir and filled it to the top. I was watching a youtube video (yeah, I know...) about topping up, turning the wheel to the left with the engine on, shutting it off, return to center, then repeat to the right side to clean out whatever is left over in the system. This was all fine.
Now, probably the stupid part. I got one of those inline filters with a magnet in that's supposed to collect metallic bits. Filled the reservoir again and turned on the engine and it sucked the fluid right up so topped it off. This is where I come unstuck. Now with the engine running and turning the wheel is seems to judder when turning, easy then hard, easy then hard...so the question is: Is this little filter stopping the proper flow and I now need to go procure a new suction line or have I already destroyed my new pump? Or could it be I've not properly bled the system?
My wife would like her van back to she would appreciate any help you can offer me and get me out the dog house.