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Power Steering fluid

Discussion in 'Lubrication & Maintenance' started by Black02Silverado, Sep 18, 2009.

Do you change out your PS fluid? How often?

  1. No

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  2. Yes, every 10k miles

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  3. Yes, every 20k miles

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  4. What is PS fluid?

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  1. Black02Silverado

    Black02Silverado Sponsor

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    Here is some info on AMSOIL's PS fluid. Not sure how many out there actually change out their PS fluid.
     

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    how do you change it? How do you check it, I get a noise everytime I turn the wheel one way, I am guessing thats what the issue is, low fluid...
     
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    The power steering reservoir is down on the front of the engine on the drivers side. When you take the cap off it has the dipstick attached to it with min and max lines. As long as the fluid is within those lines at engine operating temp you should be fine.

    For what it cost to change it out to me it is a piece of mind not to have any issues, especially now that the newer trucks have rack systems.

    To change it out take a turkey baster, don't tell your wife and suck as much of it out as you can and then top back off with fresh fluid. Drive a day or so and change it again. About three swaps that way pretty much changes out the fluid. That is the easiest way to do it. I have a Pela oil extractor which works great but not necessary to have to do the PS change.

    Oh it would be a good idea not to reuse the turkey baster in the kitchen, it is now a shop/garage tool.:D
     
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    Pela oil extractor

    I have the PL-650 Pela. I had it to change the oil in our inboard Bayliner. Got rid of the boat and kept the Pela. It works great to change the oil in the lawnmowers, power steering, and even pull transmission fluid out so that it doesn't make a mess when you drop the pan. Also good for sucking out all the old brake fluid when you change it out.

    Pela PL650
     
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    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    I do at 50Kish.

    (Wasn't a choice in the poll.)
     
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    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    Pretty neat pump. :thumbs:
     
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    Cowboy Cadillac Ain't no trash in my trailer!

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    I changed mine when the pressure line split, and again when the pump cratered......ive got 2000k on the new one.
     
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    you have 2,000,000 miles on the new one. Holy shit that's alot of miles:loser:
     
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    I usually just get a new truck.:jester:
     
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    Hickspanic There once was a man from Nantucket

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    In that amount of miles I would have had at least 10 new cars:dunno:
     

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