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Old 04-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Red face My Power Steering Fluid- Dirty !

I know the location is not the easiest access but...how many check the level on their cars or even replenish it with new fluid every once in a while?

It was even tough to get this photo!

When I suctioned out the reservoir the fluid was old, dark and real nasty.
This is about the only way to get back in there...

Make sure you hold onto the cap real well. Ask me how I know....
Took me 15 minutes with stick & grabber to get it back!
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Well done Art. If you want to be able to use that syringe later on, pull the plunger up from the bottom about half way. I noticed they tend to stick at the bottom.
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Thanks Mike, I see you have used one of the Vet syringes before!
Ya I clean them out well, and then put a dab of dish soap all around & on the rubber for storage.
They never stick then. Ha HA !

Since my fluid was like black, I think in another month or so I will repeat the above to get most of the old fluid clean again.
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Nicely done, this is something on my list of things to do soon, I already have a nice 2oz (60ml) feeding syringe, I just need some hose, what did you go with, some fuel EVAP hose?

How much fluid did you suction out and replace?
I am considering getting some Redline PS fluid, and want to make sure I order enough of them so I have enough to do the job, and have enough left in case it ever runs low.
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William, Never measured it, but it was 2 syringes to 3/4 or lets say 6 oz I got out before hitting air in bottom. The pump holds 1 pint. That is why I will drive it for another month and do it again.
Ya I just used about 10 " of EVAC line it works well.
I used LubeGard 32 oz. Universal Power Steering fluid for the first round.
The Second go I will mix 50-50% of lubegard & PS Fluid.
The LubeGard will quieten down the pump within about 45 seconds of running.
It is a noticeable difference when cold out as well, not that stiff hard steering anymore.
http://www.lubegard.com/~/C-199/LUBE...Steering+Fluid
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