Where would the bleed valves be for the hydraulic steering on our 2008 Captiva?

My hubby talked to a guy at our local marine shop today and he said they have to bleed the hydraulic steering all the time. They can do it in an hr but hubby likes doing things himself that he's capable of. Does anyone know where the bleed valves would be? We have the 5.7 Mercruiser BTW. Thanks in advance :)


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    BabyboomerBabyboomer Member Posts: 918 mod
    I have no idea but found this Utube

    Slip 866 Sunset Marina Byrdstown Tn
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like a scam! Every year?? Be leaking bad for that I'd think?

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    TsquareTsquare Member Posts: 47 ✭✭

    The mercruiser stern drive does not need or even have bleeder valves for the power assist steering.  The system self bleeds similar to your car.  Heck the pump is the same as a truck pump.  Find a differant marina service shop. 

    Now, on some outboards and true inboards they do have full hydrolic steering.  These can develop air into the system over time.  ie 5+ years or so.  At that time a power bleeder is utilized to change the fluid and bleed the system.  We have the proper pump for this, I do not recomend anyone trying to bleed this system without the speacial hi pressure pump.  Al

    Undercover,  Alswagg
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