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Old 02-29-2012, 08:48 PM
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How To Evacuate All The Power Steering Fluid

So I need to flush, or GTFO all the power steering fluid from the system.

How would you evacuate? Should I just flip the truck upside down with the reservoir cap off and start shaking it?

By the way, I'd like to offer a big shout out to FORD for using specially formulated ATF for the power steering system. Apparently I missed the memo on that however, now I got a powersteringatfclusterfubar mixture in there.

Why was the truck low on power steering ATF you ask? Well, its because when I was a changing my fuel pressure spring tonight, I was removing the big pipe that runs just in front and above where that housing where the spring sits........Ok, but WTF does that have to do with the power steering, right? Well here's where the story gets good.....when I was pulling that metal pipe off, I dropped it and it landed on the metal part of the high pressure line that goes from the PS booster the the gear box thingy. The other end of that same pipe came to rest on the positive terminal on my battery.....and guess who didn't unhook the battery before going to work? So the net result was the pipe welded to the steering line. When I yanked it off it tore a hole in that line. Not going to lie though, It was pretty cool.

BUT

For the love of god...I cant get anything right on this truck.

Thanks for the help
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:33 PM
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Here are some suggestions:

Ford Super Duty Power Steering Flush | Superdutypsd.com

Draining or FLushing Power Steering FLuid.... HOW ? - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

Hope these help.
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These do help kimosabe! Thank You very much.
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Thank you for posting your story. It makes me happy to know that I'm not the only one random *%#& happens to while wrenching

Good luck with the fix!
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I used synthetic transmission fluid in mine, multi purpose by doing that flush method a few times.
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