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Old 08-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Flushed Power steering today

Today I found out how easy it is to do the power steering flush, in case any of you hadn't thought of doing it...it is really simple.

After removing the air intake snorkle all that is needed is a pair of pliers to remove the return hose. Run a piece of tubing into a container larger than 1 litre and start the car to empy the reservoir (doesnt take long, shut off motor right away, have assistant in car). Then fill the reservoir with new dextron 3 and repeat. It took me one litre of oil to flush and fill to the prescribed level. I love working on this car...
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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any improvement?
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:41 AM   #3
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I've done it to a few cars with high miles and didn't notice an improvement. You don't do it for the sake of expecting improved steering feel.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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This car is not insured yet. I bought it with 88,000km and do not have the service records. I am doing a lot of servicing just to make sure it is good to go for a long time....as previously stated this is not done to make it feel any better, just to make it live longer. Changing the oil never makes a car run any better either. (unless it is sludge you just replaced...)
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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Couldn't you just hook another tube up to the other end of the return line, that would suck in the new fluid? So, one tube for the old fluid and one tube for the new fluid? Would this create air in the system when you reconnected them again?
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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That is a good point, I may try it that way next time. I found the air cleared itself out of the system just fine, but this may be a better way to go.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:48 AM   #7
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Where in this picture is the hose you disconnected? I was thinking of doing this myself; do you pull the hose running from the pump?
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Look at the clear hose at the bottom of the picture, it is attaced to where the factory hose goes into the reservoir. (it is right beside it) This drains the old oil out of the system. So the answer to your question is yes.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #9
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Sounds easy enough, i am planning on doing this to my '99 outback this weekend. It has been running on the same ps fluid for about 200k miles now!
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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I'd recommend Mobil 1 synthetic ATF instead of regular dexron III.
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any improvement?
why the hell does everyone expect some kind of magical improvement every time there's a powersteering fluid flush thread?
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