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Dirty power steering fluid

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by alishan, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. alishan

    alishan New Member

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    Hey all, I know very little about cars which will become obvious in the next few sentences :)

    I topped up my power steering fluid 2 days ago as it was pretty low, actually really low, and I checked it today and the level was fine, still at the level when I topped it up but the color of it was a dark greyish almost black.

    Could this have been because the last bit that was left in there was old? Or is it more serious?

    Do I need to drain my reservoir and refill it?

    Thanks for any help and sorry about the ultra noobish question.
     
  2. 308vkcalais

    308vkcalais DIO..

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    Power Steer Fluid/Trans Fluid, same bloke diffrent hat.Buy a $2 hand pump & suck the snot outa the P/S tank & slap in sum new stuff but this way u won't get it all out.Alternatively u can undo a ps line at the rack depending on your level of patience & drain it out from there after u turn the steering from lock to lock.That'll get the crap outa the rack itself.From memory the line closest to the frame is the return line.I run a P/S cooler on mine.Knocked up outa an old trans cooler.Worx tuff, keeps me fluid sweet like red cordial..
     
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    pjdm1980 Shut up Jr I'm thinkin!

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    Maybe invest in a power steering in-line filter!
     
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    VrWagz1 The Wagon on Wheels..

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    probably best to bleed it all out, undo the line on the rack and keep the pump reovoir topped up and keep turning lock to lock to pump it out.
     
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    308vkcalais DIO..

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    that's wat i got in mine.A fuel filter.Keeps kidney stones out of ya goolies...
     

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