My olds has alot of miles on it (220+) and the power steering pump starting
making noise when turning. So I checked the fluid. It's full, but full of
bubbles. So I figure the fluid has probably broken down over time (am I
wrong?) What would be the best method to replace the fluid? (I'd like to
save the pump if I can).
Use your wife`s favorite turkey baster to draw out some fluid. Refill with
fresh fluid. Start car, turn steering left and right. Stop engine. Repeat a
few times to get more old fluid out. Post back your results !
I prefer to pop the belt off, remove the return hose at the pump (plug
the reservoir), and spin the pump by hand.
Much of the fluid will drain out by gravity, and after that, fresh fluid
can be added as the pump is spun until the new fluid starts coming out,
signaling a complete change. If you have a helper, and can get to the
reservoir with the engine running without losing an arm to the belts,
having someone turn the wheel back and forth from near lock to near lock
while idling will do a better job (continually add new fluid simultaneously).
A fluid change can't hurt, but if it's foaming up with a full reservoir,
you will probably end up buying a pump soon anyway, as the old one
probably has worn to the point of excessive internal leakage or maybe has
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:37:58 -0700, Daniel wrote:
remove 'spamsucks' from mail addy for replies.
I fart in Darl McBride's general direction.
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