Power Steering Fluid Flush and Fill
Removing Power Steering Reservoir Cap Step 2 - Next, remove the power steering system hose clamp. (Note: This is usually the smaller of the two hoses.)
Remove Return Line Clamp
Installing Hose to Return Line Step 4 - Then, refill the reservoir with fluid.
Refilling Power Steering Reservoir Step 5 - While having a fluid catch basin ready, have a helper start the engine (idle). The system will pump fluid out while adding new power steering fluid into the reservoir.
Flushing Power Steering Fluid Step 6 - Continue this until fresh fluid is present.
New Fluid Step 7 - Once this operation is complete, reattach the return line to the reservoir and refill the system.
Refilling Reservoir Step 8 - Install fluid until full as shown by the fluid level indicator, some are located inside the reservoir, under the cap.
Fluid Level Indictor Step 9 - Once the fluid is at its proper level, reinstall the reservoir cap.
Reinstalling Cap After the job is complete, check for leaks. It is normal for the system to make a little noise while the air in the fluid dissipates, this can take up to a day to occur. Tools and Supplies Needed
- Small wrench set
- Vacuum hose
- Brake fluid
- Protective clothing and gloves
- Shop towels
- Always use protective gloves, clothing and eye-wear to guard against accidental spillage.