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Old 04-10-2008, 07:59 AM
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Hello all,

Just wondering when should you change/flush your power steering fuild. Mine looks a little muddy colour.

This is ok. I have a 91 GT.

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Old 04-10-2008, 08:05 AM
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May as well go ahead and do it. I doubt its ever been done.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: Fairlee

Mine looks a little muddy colour.
Just a bit before it goes muddy.

I always swap out old fluid when I first buy a used car then again every 3 or 4 years.
That includes brake, differential, coolant and transmission.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:13 AM
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Is it easy to flush?

Keep in mind that I am no mechanic.

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:24 PM
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Is it easy to flush?
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:10 PM
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Disconnect discharge hose at the rack and let it drain. With car running turn wheels lock to lock while pouring fluid in reservior untill clean fluid comes out of the hose, attach hose and fill reservior. Have someone with you because fluid will drain quick and you want someone pouring fluid into res. while it is draining, if it's dry while car is running you will toast your pump.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:17 PM
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:27 PM
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you can use tranny fluid to fill it up too.

i flushed mine when i put in the new steering rack.
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i think its supposed to take type F tranny fluid
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