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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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changing my power steering fluid

my truck is making that awsome whine when i turn the steering wheel. this leads me to believe that my power steering fluid has gone bad. i checked the fluid and it is dark brown and smells burnt.

my question is how do i change it. i have never done this before and dont have the spare cash to take it to a mech to change it.

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my truck is making that awsome whine when i turn the steering wheel. this leads me to believe that my power steering fluid has gone bad. i checked the fluid and it is dark brown and smells burnt.

my question is how do i change it. i have never done this before and dont have the spare cash to take it to a mech to change it.

thanks for the info
Ford Super Duty Power Steering Flush | Superdutypsd.com

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Re: changing my power steering fluid

Sarge: Ruf posted you the best flush method... Takes about 20-30min... Use 4qts ATF...Use all 4qts... you will waste about 1qt... but you want to make sure all that old ATF is out of there... I just did this flush 2wks ago... just make sure you raise the front end where the front tires are off the ground... Have one person pump brakes and turn steering wheel from corner to corner, while you keep resiviour full and keep on eye on the old ATF going into your drain jug and fresh ATF coming out of Hydroboost...

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Re: changing my power steering fluid

it's easy for one person also because without brake or steering input no fluid flows so get a long hose and a bucket you can monitor how much comes out and refill at intervals
just set your parking brake and you don't even need to sit in the truck

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Great Thinking Z: I like the shorter hose-->Less fluid in line=Less mess for myself... No matter how hard I try to keep everything nice and clean{spill free} $hit just seems to happens to me...

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