Power Steering fluid

Do you change out your PS fluid? How often?

  • No

    Votes: 11 68.8%
  • Yes, every 10k miles

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Yes, every 20k miles

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • What is PS fluid?

    Votes: 1 6.3%

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Z71 Kris

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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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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...

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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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
Pretty neat pump. :thumbs:
 

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

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