I was reading some stories of how the power steering fluid can cause the seals in the brake system to swell and deteriorate. Although, that all depends on whether or not there is still any power steering fluid left over or the turkey baster and flushing removed it all.
It basically comes down to either two things. Do nothing but keep an eye on the brake fluid level and if you begin to see rapid fluid loss, then most likely a seal has blown and it is leaking. From what I read at that point you are probably going to have to replace everything that is associated with the braking system, which seams to me a bit paranoid but nonetheless that oil based power steering fluid is really bad for the brake system seals.
Or on the other hand you could just assume right now that it is contaminated and replace everything associated with the brakes which includes all the brake lines and hoses, too.
If it were me, I would do the first. Just keep an eye on the fluid level and keep my fingers crossed.
Also, if you wanted to test the fluid, do not add any water, just suck out a little fluid put into a clear container, maybe one of those eye droppers, then let it sit still for an hour and see if you see a line of separation between the power steering fluid and the brake fluid and hopefully you will not see a line.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 AT 5:43 PM