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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.

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).