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post #1 of 21 Old 07-23-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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power steering fluid change

Whats the trick if any, in draining the power steering system?
there is a small cooler on the drivers side at the bottom of the radiator, whats that for?
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You can pull of the return hose stick it in a bucket and while someone turns the wheel lock to lock add fluid to the resivoir the cooler i think you are refering to is the power steering cooler

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You can pull of the return hose stick it in a bucket and while someone turns the wheel lock to lock add fluid to the resivoir the cooler i think you are refering to is the power steering cooler
^^^^ this is what I did. I put in synthetic ATF. Seems much quieter.
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I pulled that hose and did just that. Got myself a huge funnel and mobil1 synthetic fluid and went to town. I put 4 quarts through it, now the little vent hole in the ps cap lets out the smell of tranny fluid, smells like poo but its ok. I like knowing that the fluid is new.

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turn the wheel lock to lock and add fluid? Is the motor running or off?
i would of thought that running with the cap off would shoot fluid out?
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con u guys put pictures? i'm planning to change the steering oil soon. Thanks
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Don't need pics, just follow the return hose from the brake booster and pull it and place in a bucket as already said. Yes the motor has to be running, how else does the pump , pump the old fluid out. 3 quarts should be enough, you will see the change in fluid color, and smell, lol!!! Synthetic ATF makes a big difference at idle and in the cold winter months.

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NCH - ATF is ok in there? no need for power steering fluid?

I was reading about this on the benz forum and they also suggest ATF

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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