Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Power steering fluid change

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Power steering fluid change

    Changing the power steering fluid was pretty straight forward


    * Jack the front up / place on car stands / so that the front wheels are just off the ground /or to minimize resistance

    * Remove power steering reservoir cap and syringe the fluid out of the reservoir

    * Set up 8 mm clear tube to run to the waste container on the ground ( 1 m long is plenty )

    * Remove the small clamp on the small hose and carefully remove hose ( note plastic barb so don't be aggressive )

    * Insert the 8 mm tube into the small hose about a inch or so

    * Turn the key on ( but don't start it ) to unlock the steering wheel

    * Spin the wheel from left lock to right lock and the fluid will drain into the waste container and repeat etc till the fluid is drained ( APPROX 450 ML )

    * Replace the hose on the reservoir and replace the clamp

    * Top up with Power steering Fluid as Per the Spec. in the Owners Manual , REPLACE THE CAP

    * Start the engine and repeat the steering from lock to lock

    * STOP THE ENGINE and top up fluid each time it gets low , until normal level is maintained , Replacing the cap each time

    * Repeat , start , lock to lock , stop , top up and so on ...

    NOTE THERE IS AIR NOW IN THE SYSTEM , IF YOU HOLD THE LOCK ON THE WHEEL YOUR WILL HEAR THE RELIEF LIFT BLEEDING THE AIR OUT AS YOU GO
    IT ONLY TOOK THREE SIDE TO SIDE LOCKS ON MINE TO BLEED OUT AND GO BACK TO NORMAL , TOPPING UP TWICE AS ABOVE

    * I let it settle for a 5 min and started it and checked the steering lock to lock , and it was normal , check the small hose for leaks

    * Top up the reservoir as per the hot or cold level as required and pack up

    * check level after normal driving conditions as per normal .

    All up it took about 30 minutes to change , and as you can see by the color of the old fluid it was due





    Last edited by butane8; 01-04-2018, 08:57 PM.
    [u][i][b][color=#0000FF] ..lets take her out for a spin... butane[/color][/b][/i][/u]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFK707FE9SM[/url]

  • #2
    Thanks for the procedure. Did the flush on the weekend.

    However, after doing 2 full lock-to-lock turns, I made the mistake of turning on the engine with the tube still disconnected from the reservoir. Reservoir emptied in 1 sec flat! Anyway, reconnected the return line/tube, filled up the reservoir, lock-to-lock again until there was fluid back in the lines. Then restarted the engine and lock-to-lock again to bleed the air in the system and topped up the reservoir as needed.
    If you have experienced D4D engine failure, please complete this survey ​http://goo.gl/forms/bpJSYjq0Zx
    My Rig Build up

    sigpic

    Comment


    • #3
      tube incorrectly or not fitted....fluid everywhere... no comment from me Andrew!!
      Cheers
      Micheal.

      2008 GXL D4D Auto. GOING... GOING... GONE
      2015 GXL 1GD Auto. And it begins again...

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by 120D4D View Post
        tube incorrectly or not fitted....fluid everywhere... no comment from me Andrew!!
        Feels like dejavu. Same spot, same fluid.
        If you have experienced D4D engine failure, please complete this survey ​http://goo.gl/forms/bpJSYjq0Zx
        My Rig Build up

        sigpic

        Comment

        Working...
        X