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I have noticed that my steering has become heavier than before & I am thinking to change the power fluid. I can not remember the last time I changed but certainly more than 2 years ago. And while on this job I must also change the transmission & brake fluids. Any of those fluids can only be done by the dealer? Or I can change them all outside?
transmission fluid should be done by the dealer if at all.
Brake and PS you should be able to DIY.
Id recommend replacing the PS reservoir while you are at it as it contains the filter for the system.
I have noticed slight improvement after changing the steering fluid, but still it is heavy. The steering pump, tensioner & belts are almost new. What are other things / parts that can improve the steering to make it softer?
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