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GEE-OTTO 01-19-2013 01:18 PM

Power steering flush ??
Looking to flush the PS fluid and was wondering if it was ok to disconnect the return line, place that is a fluid pan, start the engine and pour fluid through until al the old was cycled out? Should I use AT fluid for the flush? Should I add any type of enhancers when refilling after the flush ?


Whatisit 01-20-2013 12:31 AM

Use dex 3 atf. And i would not add anything extra.

What i did was remove the lower hose from the PS reservoir catch the dirty fluid, button it back together and top up. start the car and turn wheel lock to lock, shut down the engine and repeat. i did that about 4 or 5 times until the dirty atf looked clean. I had no issues with getting air in the system, or causing my pump to run dry using this method.

underground000 01-20-2013 01:10 AM

I removed the the power steering/alternator belt
removed the return hose, put the hose in a small bottle
filled up the power steering reservoir all the way up and turned the ps pump by hand until red trans fluid came out, ,make sure you top off the fluid every once in a while

put the belt back on and jacked up the front of the car, did lock to lock and filled up the reservoir, did that a few times until the fluid coming out was a nice red color:)

doing it this way, i had to drive about 20ish miles and keep topping off the fluid reservoir after a few trips. mainly cause i was doing lock to lock with an air leak into the reservoir.... (return line)

did i notice a difference after everything? no
was the oil dirty: yes (30k is when it was done)
fluid i used: amsoil atf

GEE-OTTO 01-20-2013 09:33 PM

Thanks, so ATF to flush then flush the ATF out with fresh PS fluid ? Going to tackle this and the rear brakes in the morning.

Osei 01-20-2013 10:27 PM

For our cars PS fluid and atf are the same.


underground000 01-21-2013 05:41 AM

atf is power steering fluid for our car. dont buy power steering fluid

GEE-OTTO 01-21-2013 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by Osei (Post 4255134)
For our cars PS fluid and atf are the same.


I can be slow at times :lol: Thanks :)

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