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How To Diy Power Steering Flush

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Hello All,

Did a search but couldn't find an answer but has anyone done a power steering flush themselves?

I have a 99 Taurus with a Duratec engine. Can any one provide me with some details as to the procedure in doing so such as which hose to detach etc, etc.

Thanks for any help suggested.
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I got a turkey baster at Dollar General for ..... a dollar. Every morning I sucked out (with the baster) about 1/2 a pint of power steering fluid and replaced it with new fluid. Did this for about a week or so until I'd removed about 2 + liters of fluid.

Now this isn't exactly a flush but the fluid is pretty clear and red.
If the system is really dirty it may take a week or so to get the fluid dirty again. be sure to keep checking it by putting a drop of the fluid on a white paper napkin.

What I did is change it every 2-3 days with the turkey baster using cheap ATX fluid. Once it stayed clean for two weeks I then started refilling with a synthetic ATX. After using two quarts of this I stopped and two years later it is still good as new.
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