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Power Steering Flush

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by lcruzrlvr, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. lcruzrlvr

    lcruzrlvr

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    Need to flush the power steering system. Of course, I don't have the FSM - will order it this week.

    Could someone post the procedure for flushing it - the reservoir looks to easily accessed but the rest of the system is buried way down low.

    Thanks.

    T.Roy...
     
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    plenty of info on this in the 80 section that should be relevant.
    Bottom line is that some folks are just happy sucking the fluid out of the reservoir with a turkey baster or something similar, replenishing it, and doing this a few times over a period of time until it looks new. Not most efficient fluid wise but easiest.
     
  3. Jim_Chow

    Jim_Chow

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    I did the turkey baster thing a few years ago, will do it again soon. IIRC, I had the car on ramps so I could turn the wheel back and forth to circulate the new fluid. Last time, I used Valvoline ATF w/ Dextron III/Mercon (couldn't find Dextron II). This time, I bought some chevron ATF w/ Dextron III/Mercon ($1.99/qt). I felt synthetic ATF for the power steering was a waste.
     
  4. Kanab

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    I did this on a FZJ80 (had it flushed and refilled with fresh fluid as a PM) It started leaking after the flush :(. Ended up with a new unit. I would not put anything in your PS other then PS fluid, I think the cleaner messed mine up.