I put brake fluid in my powersteering reservoir

Tiny
TARUS753
  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
  • 160 MILES

I put brake fluid in my powersteering reservoir. I only put maybe 4oz. To bring it up to full level.
I have to flush the line, pump and replace the filter.
I dont think it hurt the pump. My question is the return line to the reservoir on the bottom and that is where the filter is? I have to remove th splash plate on the bottom of the car, then disco the filter.
This line is a pressure line. Is it alot of pressure? And can you please give me any pointers.
The engine is the S Type 24 valve Duratech DOHC. I really cant afford to replace the lines.
I just had enough money to buy the filter, fluid, and conditioner.

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Monday, February 4th, 2013 AT 1:20 PM

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Tiny
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You may have no choice. The brake fluid will expand the seals till they fail in the pump, lines and rack and pinion.

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