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Old 03-06-2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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would someone have instructions or a website to describe how to flush the power steering fluid? i have 180k miles and i don't think it's ever gotten a flush. thanks
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would someone have instructions or a website to describe how to flush the power steering fluid? i have 180k miles and i don't think it's ever gotten a flush. thanks
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for anyone who needs to flush, it's pretty easy... i just did it

buy 3 quarts of ATF Dexron 3

clean the power steering resivour with cap on first. clean it well.

take off cap

remove return hose from bottom of resivour - it's the one that's coming from a cooling coil. pretty obvious if you follow the lines - one goes straight to power steering motor, other is coming from a cooling coil. so just loosen the clamps and point the hose into a bucket

plug up the resivour return hole.

now, refill the resivour, have someone start the car, turn the wheel all the way left, then all the way right, then repeat. all the while, you should be filling the resivour.

the return line will shoot like mad into the bucket with a load of old fluid.

make sure your friend does not hold the wheel all the way left or right... just hit it turn the other way.

I hear that it's only about 1.6 liter capacity, so I ran through 2 liters of the stuff, then told my friend to turn off the car

Now put the hose back and replace the clamp.

Refill the resevior, start the car, turn the wheels again... and keep filling until it gets to the line.

good luck
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