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Brad
12-02-2004, 06:18 PM
While hanging around a Corvette site recently, I hit upon a discussion of changing the power steering fluid. I had never considered this before. The guys mentioned putting a drop of fresh power steering fluid on a white paper towel and a drop from your car's power steering reservoir. WOW :eek: Was it ever dirty!

I couldn't find a way to flush this out easily, so I got a turkey baster, sucked out the old stuff, filled it with new fluid and drove it around a bit and repeated the drain/fill routine a couple of times. It still is a little discolored, but there is a HUGE difference between the old and new.

With my luck, this will be like a transmission with old dirty fluid... you change it and then it starts leaking or breaks down!

Just something you might want to check if you haven't done so lately.
Brad

abusedgt97
12-02-2004, 06:44 PM
Not a bad idea, not the greatest way to do it (might result in air pockets) but I would worry about changing other things, such as brake fluid (every two years).