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Old 04-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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power steering fluid change

Does anyone have a link to a good write up on how to do this? There is one on the forum but all the pictures are gone and it makes it hard to follow. I did a little searching but didn't find anything to good. Much appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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Use a Turkey baster and suck out all the fluid from the reservoir then refill with oem spec fluid. start engine and turn wheels lock to lock a few times. Then repeat this process till the fluid you suck out looks nice and clean. Then maybe drive it for a few days and do it again.

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I didn't think you were suppose to turn on the engine when the reservoir was empty and if the system wasn't bled. I could just be reading it wrong but check it out.

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I didn't think you were suppose to turn on the engine when the reservoir was empty and if the system wasn't bled. I could just be reading it wrong but check it out.

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I didn't say to start the engine with no fluid. I said suck out the old and refill with new then start and turn wheels lock to lock. This process will usually get most of the old out after a few cycles. That link you sent seems more involved but would probably get it all swapped out quicker but with a little more work.
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Sorry about that didn't read your post closely. So are you saying to suck it out, refill it, turn lock to lock, suck it out, refill it, turn lock to lock etc...
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Yep, should get most of the old fluid out doing it that way with very little chance of making a mess.
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I have used the turkey baster method many times, much to my wife's chagrin after she discovered I stole her turkey baster, and it works well. Just never start the engine to bleed air out of the power steering system if there is a chance that air got into the system. Bleed it first without the engine running in that event.
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Wouldn't air get in there when you suck it all out with a baster?
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Wouldn't air get in there when you suck it all out with a baster?
The tank you suck the fluid out is just a reservoir, you'd have to crack a line or start the engine with the reservoir empty for air to be introduced into the lines.
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I have used the turkey baster method many times, much to my wife's chagrin after she discovered I stole her turkey baster, and it works well. Just never start the engine to bleed air out of the power steering system if there is a chance that air got into the system. Bleed it first without the engine running in that event.

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Learn something new everyday... how much fluid does it usually take to turkey bast?

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