I changed my power steering filter tonight and the steering seems much looser. The fluid is brown in color in the resovior. Is that the correct color?
I also changed my transmission filter, and think I found the steering shock. Does it run horizontially or vertically? I saw something that looked like a shock running horizontially behind the oil pan but in front of the trans pan, kind of up in the engine. Is that it? Either way, mine probably needs to be changed.
Is changing this shock something a do-it-yourselfer can handle? Do you need a front-end alignment after changing it?
Thanks much for your advice!
2014 Tesla Model S (320 miles)
1999 S500 Grand Edition 164k
1992 300D 2.5 Turbo 287k
2005 E320 4MATIC wagon
1991 Alfa Romeo 164L 99k (sleeping for a while)
Then: 96 Lincoln TC, 93 Lincoln TC, 87 560 SEL, 87 300 SDL, 80 300D, 89 560 SEC