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Old 03-26-2009, 09:35 PM
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Alert about the power steering

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Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post


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For the Power steering you need:

-Filter
-Turkey baster thing (to suck some fluid out of the pump)
-Normal Power steering fluid - Do NOT use ATF in the Power Steering unless you want it to leak!

You can either get a bunch of fluid, disconnect the return line into a suitable container and run the engine in short spurts to "flush" new fluid through, or just suck some out of the pump reservoir and pour some new stuff in a few times on different occasions....its good enough to do that. Don't run the pump dry.


Good luck!
X2 and bold "-Normal Power steering fluid - Do NOT use ATF in the Power Steering unless you want it to leak!"
I know the owner's manual says use ATF, but remember that was written in 1983 and ATF formulations have changed. Use power steering fluid!!!
Note that my car is just like yours and I've been driving it 25+ years.
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