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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Change power steering fluid quickly and easily and save the $55+ shop charge.
Simply siphon out the old and add fresh fluid.

There aren’t any test strips for power steering fluid, so you’ll have to rely on the manufacturer’s service recommendations or general rule-of-thumb (two years or 24,000 miles).

Use that turkey baster from Thanksgiving to remove the old power steering fluid or a syphon hose. Suck out all the fluid with the engine off.
Then refill the reservoir with fresh fluid.
Start the engine and let it run for about 15 seconds while turning the wheels a little each way.
Repeat the fluid swap procedure until you’ve used up 2 quarts.

NOTE: Never substitute a “universal” power steering fluid for the recommended type, and never add “miracle” additives or stop-leak products.
They can clog the fine mesh filter screens in your steering system and cause expensive failures.




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Good info! Thanks for the post!


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Thanks, I will do my 2 vehicles sometime soon if its that easy.

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What are your thoughts on using atf versus power steering fluid.
I think just about every truck, at least the older ones, came from the factory with atf in there instead of power steering fluid. But I'm pretty sure the manual calls for using ps fluid.
And wheres the turn signal fluid thread?
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What are your thoughts on using atf versus power steering fluid.
I think just about every truck, at least the older ones, came from the factory with atf in there instead of power steering fluid. But I'm pretty sure the manual calls for using ps fluid.
And wheres the turn signal fluid thread?
read the NOTE:again on first post

I may need to change the blinker fluid also but my manual says good for lifetime



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I use ATF when I fill mine back up, I used it in the '79. I've found when having a snow storm(earlier this year) don't forget to put the cap back on the PS Pump Resevoir, that crap got all over the underside of the hood and all over the inner fender so I had to refill'er.
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yes ATF is a manufacture recommended fluid
you can also find the recommended fluid stamped on the cap



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I wonder if we need to add a dummy disclaimer?

I have visions of a lost macaroon peeling the remnant parts of a deflated airbag off their face bouncing throughout my head....

Oh Well - at least at sometime down the future time line road, they will be able to add a little white lith grease somewhere in the steering column and hopefully around the turn signal area - only kidding folks ..........

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I wish they had a way to add grease to the ignition actuator rod, my ignition cylinder is hard to turn when trying to start it, I went through hell in the summer just spraying WD-40 on the rod to lube it for summertime and changing the switch on the column and the cylinder..
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