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Power Steering Fluid Change

This is a discussion on Power Steering Fluid Change within the Technical / Maintenance forums, part of the General Discussion category; I did a search, but couldn't find any links or sites that have directions on how to change/flush the power ...

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    Power Steering Fluid Change


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    I did a search, but couldn't find any links or sites that have directions on how to change/flush the power steering on a 2000 Silverado. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    I am wondering the same, and i have the same problem. I guess we'll both stay tuned!

    My thoughts would be to unhook the belt and the cooler lines, blow out the cooler, and give a couple of quick spins to the pump, hopefully getting some fluid to belch out. I would hope that by hand, there is no side load by the belt, and there would be a fluid film to protect it while one is trying to run it dry.

    Then i would measure all the drained fluid and put the same amount back.

    Sound good?

    If it doesn't someone please chime in and tell the best way.
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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    I am a lazy person, I just go buy a 2 dollar turkey baster and suck out the old fluid, refill, drive for a few days then repeat.
    Depending on the truck, the return line should be connected with a hose clamp, you can pull that and pour a few quarts through.
    Thats the problem with Chevy pumps, they really do not leak. Every ford ever made seems to leak and squeal, thus keeping the fluild fresh.

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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    You can also pull the return line, jack up the truck, start it and have someone crank the wheels back and forth while you add fluid. BE PREPARED.....THE FLUID COMES OUT FAST!!!!!


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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    The way I have always done it.
    Lift it up, take both lines off the steering gearbox. Let the fluid run out of the lines and pump. With the truck off, turn the wheels, the gear box will pump out some more. Then hook up the lines again. Fill the pump, again without starting the truck, turn the wheels and keep filling the pump. The gear box will push out most of the air. Once you don't see any bubbles, start it and you should be good to go.


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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrying View Post
    I am a lazy person, I just go buy a 2 dollar turkey baster and suck out the old fluid, refill, drive for a few days then repeat.
    Depending on the truck, the return line should be connected with a hose clamp, you can pull that and pour a few quarts through.
    Thats the problem with Chevy pumps, they really do not leak. Every ford ever made seems to leak and squeal, thus keeping the fluild fresh.
    I do the turkey baster thing also. I like doing that better than removing lines.

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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    I bought one of those fluid suction pumps at harbor freight.

    Sucked fluid out of reservoir, refilled

    after driving about 50 miles repeated process

    again, after driving about 50 miles repeated process

    after changing fluid three times the fluid started to look much cleaner.
    Truck had 87K with I changed the fluid and it was very dirty.

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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    A friend told me to just open the bleeder valve a little bit and hook a small plastic tube to it like surgical tubing. Then just pump the brake slightly and the fluid will run right out. Repeat at all four wheels till all you see is clear brake fluid. Just make sure to keep the reservoir full or you will get air in the system. He showed me how to do one and it runs out real easy especially when you pump the brakes.
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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    I've got 169K on the original fluid.

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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by chevysol View Post
    A friend told me to just open the bleeder valve a little bit and hook a small plastic tube to it like surgical tubing. Then just pump the brake slightly and the fluid will run right out. Repeat at all four wheels till all you see is clear brake fluid. Just make sure to keep the reservoir full or you will get air in the system. He showed me how to do one and it runs out real easy especially when you pump the brakes.
    thanks for the input, but this thread is discussing power steering flushing, not brake bleeding.
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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by GM Guy 1 View Post
    thanks for the input, but this thread is discussing power steering flushing, not brake bleeding.
    Wow, I don't know why I thought about brake fluid :P just disregard my post then.
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    Re: Power Steering Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by chevysol View Post
    Wow, I don't know why I thought about brake fluid :P just disregard my post then.
    Haha. Yeah, I'll be sure to hold on to your first post for when I do the brakes. Thanks for all the input guys. I'm going to do it tonight.

 

 

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