Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Rack n Pinion Fluid Flushing
Bart (and All),
Yes, you can have your power steering fluid completely flushed, including the cooling unit up at the radiator. When I experienced no power steering Hydraulics (after 100K), I took it in. My tech flushed it completely, added some valve & seal conditioner stuff, and put a Goodyear GatorBack serpetine belt on (about $78 vice a Rack and Pinion replacement). He stated he'd trade the car off vice sink that kinda money into it since it was beyond warranty (that is the part that sucks... I purchased a 3 year/30K mile which ever comes first.... sheesh! the 30K came up in 15 months! I"m hosed!). I can tell ya... doing the Flush helped me out another 25K miles... as now I need a Rack n Pinion replacement. I know this postin is well after the dates of all these response... just thought I'd share my experience with you all.