Changing the power steering fluid | AUTODOC tips

How to change power steering fluid on a car – replacement tutorial
You will need:
a car lift or jack
power steering fluid
combination pliers
a syringe to pump out the fluid
a drain pan to collect the old fluid
Please note!
  • Poor steering response, a jerking steering wheel, and strange noises under the bonnet are the main signs that the power steering fluid has become unserviceable.
  • It should be changed at the intervals set by your car manufacturer.
  • The change procedure depends on your car's make and model and is described in the car service manual.
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    Raise your car a little with a lift or jack up its front wheels.
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    Remove the power steering reservoir cap and pump out the old fluid with the help of a syringe.
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    Remove the hoses from the reservoir and drain out the rest of the old fluid from the return hose into the prepared drain pan.
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    Set the ignition key to the ACC position to unlock the steering wheel and turn it lock-to-lock several times to pump the fluid out of the system.
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    Add a small amount of new fluid into the reservoir. When it starts flowing out of the hose, this means that the system is completely cleared of the old fluid.
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    Reattach the hoses to the reservoir.
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    Pour in the new power steering fluid. The type and amount to use is specified by the car manufacturer.
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