Suspension, Chassis, and Brakes Make your 240sx/Silvia's handling better and stopping faster.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Power Steering Flush

Old 02-09-2007, 08:55 AM
  #1  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,432
Power Steering Flush

Sup guys, it's been a while since I been on here. I need to flush out the power steering system pretty badly... The fluid I got from Valvoline is clear... but the fluid in the system is pitch black. Before I added some of the Valvoline fluid, the sucker whined like a super charged KA, especially on any turn. Well, it doesn't "whine" anymore, but I do want to flush the system out to be on the safe side. Problem is, I've never done anything to a power steering system before, except add more fluid in this case.

Any suggestions? Pics?
NiSmO Knight is offline  
Old 02-12-2007, 06:00 PM
  #2  
Contributing Member
 
Levi SPL S14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Here and there, mostly here.
Posts: 2,383
what i do is disconnect the lowest point of the hoses and drain it all. Put it back together then fill with fluid and see how it looks.
Levi SPL S14 is offline  
Old 02-12-2007, 06:07 PM
  #3  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,432
Thnx Levi!
NiSmO Knight is offline  
Old 02-12-2007, 06:29 PM
  #4  
Contributing Member
 
LA_phantom_240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 2,550
Yeah, thats pretty much standard flush procedure. On a side note, depending n HOW bad your system was, you may need to flush multiple times.


BTW, wow levi, ive never seen you use your mod powers so constructively. lol. seriously.
LA_phantom_240 is offline  
Old 02-13-2007, 05:07 PM
  #5  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,432
Thnx Phantom.... Im just curious as to what poster had said that made Levi edit his comment... was it that bad? LOL
NiSmO Knight is offline  
Old 02-15-2007, 09:01 PM
  #6  
KFL
Registered User
 
KFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 90
Clear? ATF is whats used in power steering..and its Red..dark red/brown when its been cooked over.
Been a while since I flushed it but..IIRC
Front wheels of ground..
Disconnected the top hose ran that into a bucket..started car.moved rim side to side..watched fluid spit out..topped it off..moved wheel...topped..fresh red fluid.Reinstalled hose..cap still off ,moved wheel side-side/then on ground steering wheel full lock right to left.. this eliminates air pockets.
KFL is offline  
Old 02-23-2007, 05:15 PM
  #7  
Contributing Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,432
wow you guys really are retarded. Cant find a place to spam so you come here?

Get a life nub.
NiSmO Knight is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
j00ni3
Suspension, Chassis, and Brakes
0
03-07-2006 06:54 AM
ramnailz
Private For Sale / Wanted
56
07-17-2005 09:07 PM
S13DET
Show and Shine
38
06-03-2005 05:14 PM
ramnailz
For Sale - Wanting To Buy (WTB) Or Trade (WTT)
1
06-02-2005 11:53 AM
JDMxDrift
Engine Swaps
16
03-05-2005 01:50 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Power Steering Flush


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.