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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM
Sharknose Rich Sharknose Rich is offline
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Thumbs up Power Steering Pump change.

HI ALL,JUST JOINDED THIS SITE.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO DRAIN THE FLUID FROM THE POWER STEERING BOX??
i HAVE JUST REMOVED THE PUMP AND HAVE A PUMP READY TO GO BACK IN,BUT WANT TO FILL THE SYSTEM WITH NEW FLUID.TOP UP TANK IS DRAINED BUT NEED TO EMPTY THE HOLE SYSTEM NOW THE PUMP IS OUT??
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:02 AM
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Exclamation Pump change.

Forgot to ask,how much fluid should bein the complete system??
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:10 PM
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Take the hoses off at the steering box, turn wheel left and right to the locks until no more old fluid comes out. Reattach hoses and refill the system. You'll have to cycle the steering like you did to empty it in order to drive all the air out.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:25 PM
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keep pumping the brake peddle until thw system is drained
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:12 PM
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Hi All,
This morning my power steering pump just went bad. The shop quoted me $500+ parts plus labor, I am gonna be out $700 for sure.

Unlike you guys, I am no where near fixing it myself , therefore, I will have to spend the money. YET, this the second time it happened to me. I had it replaced about 3 years ago in 2009 ( my car is 2003 325i), all original parts. Is it normal that it broke again so soon?

Is it the way I drive or just my luck?
Appreciate any feedbacks.

Kelly
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