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gt2000
03-21-2004, 12:54 AM
Anyone flush their power steering lately? One of the tech's at the shop was recommending it. What's the routine schedule for a power steering flush? Thanks.

NorKoastal
03-22-2004, 02:10 PM
The dealer wants 99.95 for this?? WTF Is it that hard??

klc317
03-22-2004, 02:25 PM
I've taken a hand operated suction pump and siphoned out what I could get before. Of course this doesn't get nearly all of it, but it empties out the resivoir so you can put that much clean fluid in.

carsarecool
03-23-2004, 11:13 AM
yeah i did that too, i think it helps putting some newer fluid in their espeially fi you do it more than once, plus its cheap

acdc1a
03-23-2004, 01:21 PM
$99.95 at the dealer!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

That's expensive! I don't know what the virtues of clean power steering fluid are, but I'm sure it can't hurt.

Brendon
03-23-2004, 02:03 PM
I took a clear plastic hose and put one end in the resevior and the other end in the mouth of Sik's mother.... lets just say there wasn't a single DROP left in there lol

Haha, no, I used a little sucker deal (used to remove boogers from the noses of infants) and cleaned out the resevior 8-10 times... there isn't any trace of the old fluid left :)

NorKoastal
03-24-2004, 11:13 AM
Sound like getting out the old turkey baster and get to work... $99 my arse!!! These dealers need to be reemed.. Any special steering fluid I should get??

Brendon
03-24-2004, 11:59 AM
I opted for Valvoline Synpower since power steering fluid is similiar to motor oil... and Synpower and some synthetic in it (it's a synthetic blend)...

SpikeSpiegel1SC
03-24-2004, 12:40 PM
How old is your car? I was told you dont need to do that for like 5 years?? Or something like that.

NorKoastal
03-24-2004, 12:41 PM
30,000 mile service.... 2000

SpikeSpiegel1SC
03-25-2004, 06:39 AM
Dam, yea than i need to do mines to :(