Ford Taurus



July, 20, 2007 AT 8:01 PM

Hello, I have a 1998 Taurus SE with 116,000 miles. The power steering fluid is very dark colored and smells burned. I would like to flush and refill the unit but I cannot find anywhere that says how to do it. I have the proper fluid to use and need to do it myself as I cannot afford the $70-$100 mechanics want because I am a student scraping money for school. Any idea where to find directions with pictures? Or just any sort of explanation would work for me at this point. Thanks for any help!


1 Answer


Service Writer

July, 21, 2007 AT 9:47 AM

The easiest way for you to do this is to buy a tool that sucks out fluid. Advance auto or any auto parts store will carry one. OR use a turkey baster. Suck out the fluid in the reservior and refill with clean dextron III trans fluid. Run it to circlulate and repeat several times. Do this procedure again after a week, and see how it looks then.

IF your daring, you can pull the return line and put it into a container, run the engine while dumping fresh trans fluid in the reservior. This takes 2 people, one to start and stop the motor and the other to pour. Don't let it suck air, or you'll create problems.

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