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Old 12-11-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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to have your power steering system "flushed"?
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But PS fluid lasts a long time, no need to flush most of the time.
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Well what is a good mileage to do it at? I was wondering if I should do it because my steering feels like theres sand in it or something.
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Mines at 83K and still original...i might do it eventually..dont know?
Have it done if you feel it should be, cant hurt
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Why? Are you having a problem?
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my steering feels like theres sand in it or something.
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I've never had it done, nor ever would unless I had to. I've owned several cars with over 200K and never even considered doing it. Seems like unnecessary maintenance to me.
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If his steering isn't right, why didn't he post this in the 87-91 section? How about we troubleshoot the problem, rather than ask vague questions?
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I've changed mine out for piece of mind. Like at oil changes I use a turkey baster and suck out what'* in the resevoir, then refill. I did this a few times initially when I bought the car (replace, drive a day, replace, etc)
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A flush seems a bit unnecessary, but it is a good idea to replace it. Like F14 said get rid of what you can and add new. If the fluid looks frothy it probably needs to be replaced.
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