View Full Version : Draining power steering fluid

01-18-2008, 11:44 AM
searched but came up with nothing. how do I completely drain my power steering fluid so I can replace all of it with the right stuff?


01-18-2008, 12:35 PM
You can drain it at the cooler tube. Don't know if that cleans out the rack or not.

01-18-2008, 12:43 PM
I'm doing this on a Saab 95 today.

- Suck up fluid from reservoir with suction pump/turkey baster.
- Disconnect return line (line from rack) from reservoir and stick in plastic bottle.
- use a golf T to plug that open hole on reservoir.
- Fill empty reservoir with new fluid.
---Nice to have 2 people now (one in car, one filling fluid)
- Start car and turn steering wheel left and right (watch bottle fill up)
- Keep pouring new fluid to reservoir so its never empty as its being sucked in.
(Keep doing this until u see new gree fluid going into bottle---stop engine)
- Put hoses back on, top off fluid and enjoy.

Pensosin CHF 11S (Get 2 liters) 1 is enought tho.

01-18-2008, 12:55 PM
Isn't your motor out now? There is no good other way to drain the system unless u use some pressure bleeder. Wait till your new setup is in to replace the fluid. One rev on the GT30 will shoot that old fluid out like its no ones business :)

01-18-2008, 12:57 PM
ok, I dont want to run it dry, but I was hoping I could bleed the system or presurize it somehow.

01-18-2008, 01:10 PM
Using the method above, it will never be dry. Old fluid will push out the old fluid just like any other hydraulic system.