Power steering fluid flush?
Hi all! I have absolutely no idea where to get this info, and I'm getting conflicting info from dealerships. I'm wondering what you all say.
I've got an '05 Chevy Uplander with 83800 miles on it. One dealership told me last Friday that the power steering fluid is dark brown but should be clear. Therefore, it needs to be flushed. Another dealership told me today that the power steering fluid is fine.
I checked it myself, and it is obviously brown... but NOTHING anywhere (not even the manual) says what color it'* supposed to be! ie: I don't know if Friday'* dealership is making up the story about it supposing to be clear just to sell me a $100 service, or if every other dealership that claims to have looked at it recently...hasn't (I guess.)
The manual also only mentions checking it to see if it'* low... it says nothing about having it changed on any sort of basis.
Googling has only brought up other people stating the same thing about the manual... and getting no answers.
Unfortunately, information stating that it'* not good if its darker than it used to be isn't helpful information, as I always trusted the dealership'* word that it was fine until now...this is the first time I've ever seen the stuff myself. (I know very little about cars.)
Is anyone willing and able to tell me what color this stuff is really supposed to be? To my knowledge, what'* in there is original...unless someone flushed it in the first 14k miles.
Thanks in advance!