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Power Steering Fluid Change

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Anyone know how to drain and change the power steering fluid?
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Lift the nose, turn the wheels full right wheels in the air. Use a syringe or turkey baster and suck the reservoir dry. With ENGINE OFF - turn it full left to empty the racks piston into the reservoir. Again, suck the reservoir dry.

Add appropriate fluid, bump key. Turn ENGINE OFF. Fill again, bump key (maybe run for 2-3 seconds tops and turn it off). Fill again. Repeat and Do not let the pump suck air. Turn it off before it wines. If it wines, let it sit and the air will come to the top.

Once its full and quiet, SLOWLY turn the wheel back strait and continue to check the level. Slowly steer from left to right and then confirm its full.

If you can remove the return hose from the reservoir and connect a hose to it -which leads to a pan and PLUG the reservoir, draining old fluid is done from starting the engine for just a few seconds - but you still have to steer slowly and refill slowly. I suggest while the resevoir is empty you remove it and clean the mesh inside (OK - the V6 version has s sock to slow down the migration of sediment and debris. It really needs cleaned and back flushed then re-install.

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Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

That seems like an awful lot of work lol
I'm to lazy for that!
I'm just gonna make my shop do it lol

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