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Old 04-16-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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I want to flush the power steering system on 1998 Delta 88 3.8. as the fluid is sort of brown and smells burnt . What is the best way to do this ? - Thanks .
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Turkey-bastering the old fluid out works. A vacuum pump with a long hose will work even better. And a funnel with a long hose to pour new fluid in.

Other people will be more specific.
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I thought about that method and I guess I could do it several times to complete changing the fluid . I was wondering about a method of flushing the PS system ( remove a return line ( where / how ? ) and pouring in fresh PS fluid are the same rate as it is draining or is the more trouble than it is worth . -Thanks
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I thought about that method and I guess I could do it several times to complete changing the fluid . I was wondering about a method of flushing the PS system ( remove a return line ( where / how ? ) and pouring in fresh PS fluid are the same rate as it is draining or is the more trouble than it is worth . -Thanks
I did the turkey-baster style swap. 4 times over 4 weekends will get something like 90% of it.

You can do a complete flush through the lines like you mention, but the risk of getting air trapped in the rack was too high for my taste.
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draining and refilling works well enough. Heck, if everybody around here does it with the transmission sauce, it'* likely more than fine for the PS sauce.
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