Post Your Latest Power Steering Fluid Change

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442
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Mount Holly New Jersey
Power steering rack came out, due to it leaking to start so i flushed it gradually via a leak that took it down several inches in a 2003 OHV Taurus with the 90s ford power steering fluid container. entire container drained when the mechanic dropped out the rack, so it got refilled with what i brought as they just moved to a new location, and have not gotten all their supplies set back up Out: God knows what In: Supertech Dex/Mercon. Pump sounds the same, no leaks.
 
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1,326
Location
South Texas
2005 Suburban Z-71 w/ 99k miles Factory Out 6 quarts Flushed w/ what I had in garage In this order: 2 qts Prestone PSF, 2 qts Pyroil PSF (GM spec), 2 qts Valvoline Maxlife PSF I mainly flushed because the P/S system makes a groaning noise sometimes in the parking lot or driveway between 1000-2000rpm's. After flush, noise did not go away. Some days there is no noise at all. Others, it will do it a coulpe times per day at low speeds.
 
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101
Location
Las Vegas, NV
2010 Outback in my signature, Factory out Beck Arnley atf hp in Pulled 100ml (most of the reservoir), and replaced, drove the car, then jacked the front, turned wheel a dozen or so times, then replaced another 100ml. Went great, sounds and feels great. Edit: About 20k on the car. I'll probably do 100ml with every oil change now, just so a full flush is never necessary.
 
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12
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Washington, USA
1996 Honda Civic DX; 103,739 mi; 6 Oct 2012. Replaced old Honda PSF with new Honda PSF. Removed about 75% of 0.9 qt capacity with detachment of return hose and 3X lock-to-lock turn of steering wheel.
 
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563
Location
Reno
04 Accord Flushed with 4 bottles of honda fluid. 91 Pathfinder Flushed with one quart of Mobil 1 ATF
 
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123
Location
Titletown, WI
Mobil 1 ATF in my 2008 Milan and 1997 Ranger. Sucked out the reservoirs and refilled. Do this once or twice a year when I get bored and want to do something under the hood.
 
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12
Location
Washington, USA
2002 Toyota Rav4 2WD; 131,000 mi; 26 Oct 2012. Replaced old original (?) PSF with Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc ATF. Aspirated reservoir, replaced it with new fluid, detached return hose, and collected outflow of 3X lock-to-lock turn of steering wheel with pump running.
 

Turk

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9,103
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MN
Two of 'em this morning: grin - 2003 GMC Sierra with 183,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF - 2006 Pontiac GTO with 44,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF
 
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1,606
Location
Oahu, Hawaii
Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Two of 'em this morning: grin - 2003 GMC Sierra with 183,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF - 2006 Pontiac GTO with 44,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF
I thought I was the crazy one using ATF in a GM PS system. 02 Chevy 1500 5.3L - Valvoline Dexron VI, turkey baster method.
 

Turk

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9,103
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MN
Originally Posted By: wirelessF
Originally Posted By: tpitcher
Two of 'em this morning: grin - 2003 GMC Sierra with 183,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF - 2006 Pontiac GTO with 44,000 miles Out: Amsoil ATF IN: Amsoil ATF
I thought I was the crazy one using ATF in a GM PS system. 02 Chevy 1500 5.3L - Valvoline Dexron VI, turkey baster method.
That's the way to go! All 4 of my Vehicles use Amsoil ATF in the PS system and all of my vehicles for decades as well!
 
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106
Location
SL,UT
Out: Factory fill/possible incorrect fluid from previous owner. In: 0.8L of Pentosin CHF11S. Steering quality increased and pump noise decreased noticeably.
 
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297
Location
Michigan
I changed the P/S fluid in a few of my parents' vehicles today. All were using the Turkey Baster method and all were refilled with Maxlife ATF. Siphon counts are guesses. I just kept going until the fluid looked close to new ATF color. I am not sure when the fluid was changed last on these cars. None of the vehicles were making PS pump noises or had any noticeable problems. 2000 Mercury Villager Esate @ 96,670 Miles. 4x siphon and fill (at least). Fluid was very dark and smelled burnt. Steering feels smoother/easier now. No noise change. 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon @ 149,107 Miles 4x siphon and fill. Fluid was also dark and smelled burnt. The fluid did not look as bad as the other two vehicles. I don't think steering felt much different than before. 2006 BMW 325ci (e46 coupe) @ 37,088 Miles 5x siphon and fill. Fluid was very dark. Steering feels lighter. I'm almost positive this was the factory fill.
 
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