Changing Power Steering Fluid
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This is a discussion on Changing Power Steering Fluid within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Can someone explain how to do it? The maintenance FAQ doesn't go into this. It's pretty simple probably, but I ...

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    Changing Power Steering Fluid

    Can someone explain how to do it? The maintenance FAQ doesn't go into this. It's pretty simple probably, but I just haven't looked for the drain nut yet. Was hoping someone on here could point it out before I tackle it tomorrow. Also, what's a good power steering fluid to use? THanks!
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    I looked in the FSM and it appears to be somewhat of a pain in the ass and would be easier w/ two people (much like bleeding brakes)- also a good chance to introduce air into the system (which requires further bleeding). So I looked around for an alternative- several guys use a turkey baster or the like to suck up when they can of the reservoir and then fill. Repeat after a day (driving) and then again until your quart of ATF is used up (~ four times). This gets the majority of the fluid swapped out.

    My turkey baster didn't fit, so I found what appears to be even easier way- simply remove the reservoir from the bracket (pretty self explanatory when you look at it- remove the air scoop first)- the hoses are long enough you can take a small container and simply pour the fluid out. Mine was pretty brownish looking the first go round, looking better each time

    I used M1 syn ATF
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    i do the turkey baster way
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    try the "pour" method next time- no fuss- no muss
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