Can anyone offer some insight into the following problem....
The Power Steering fluid is dark, looks like gear oil is in it. I removed as
much fluid as possible and replaced with clean P/S fluid but it is still
very dark (looks like oil is still in it). The vehicle steers O.K and my
mechanic friend tells me the oil doesn't smell burnt. Before he digs into
the problem further he said he would check around for more info... Anyone
out there had similar problems ?
So, are you saying there's a problem?
Other than saying it's dark... you didnt mention anything else.
May I remind you that, unlike the AT fluid, a little PS fluid does a LOT of
You can flush it yourself by removing the return hose at the reservoir, plug
res nipple, extend return hose, run into bucket while adding fresh.. until
it's clear.. do not use cheap for the permanent fluid.
For peace of mind mount a small (2 feet or so) coil of suitable internal dia
steel tubing in front of rad... run return to it and then back to reservoir,
mount below res level
Book it, dano
Probably nothing to worry about if the vehicle steers OK. If you were
having problems steering then I would suggest to look at it right away.
Last October I needed new hoses after my 98 Windstar (45000km) developed a
serious steering leak. It could not hold the fluid. Replaced hoses and
now everything is OK.
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