The other day, temperature below 20F, the power steering worked a bit
to the left but not at all to the right. After a few blocks and some
twisting the wheels left and right, it came on and worked fine. Same
for the next day. In the afternoon, after sitting outside all day,
I probably won't keep the car much longer since a number of things are
starting to fail, but I'd like to nurse it through the winter. The
fluid hasn't been changed in a few years, nor the belts.
It could be low or just old fluid, or maybe the belt? But I don't hear
any issues with the belt, no squealing. I looked in the reservoir and
I can see some fluid. I bought some new fluid from Autozone - the one
for Hondas although I doubt if it's original Honda fluid.
The writing on the reservoir says (on a cold engine) add fluid to the
top when the fluid is below some line that I didn't see in the dark.
So I actually cleaned out the garage and for the first time since I
moved in 20 years ago, left the car in the garage overnight.
No problems this morning, but I suspect that it will be trouble this
afternoon since it's 8F out.
Any ideas on what to do? Flush?