2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Power Steering Fluid Change... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by ewill3rd
Some places you'd be better of not having them do it (if you know what I ...
Some places you'd be better of not having them do it (if you know what I mean)
Well, I do know exactly what you mean as while this dealer does generally provide good service; I saw smoke coming from under my hood periodically for two days after the flush, likely due to the mess left
We have a "flushing machine" but it is kind of weird.
It has two nozzles, one above the other. One puts fluid into the reservoir and the other sucks it out. You are supposed to have an assistant turn the wheel with the engine running while you hold it in the reservoir and use a lever to control the flow rate to keep fluid in the system. It does an okay job but the reservoir on the V is too small for it to work effectively.
The method I listed above is the best one I have found.
It is how we bleed systems before we start them up after power steering system service and it actually works quite well.
So after doing some searching seems like this is a common issue once the cold temps hit. Got off the train last night with the temp at around 35F... started my car and was not happy. Little bit of reading here tells me the first thing to do is flush the power steering fluid.
Since I won't have time until the weekend I am going to try the turkey baster method tonight and see if that helps. Does anyone know how much fluid I need for the TB method? What about for a complete flush?
Bought one bottle of power steering fluid and swapped old the old fluid using the turkey baster method. Swapped the whole bottle and I didn't get all the old fluid out. Must be a lot more that 1 liter.
The old fluid was pretty dirty. Going to drive around a few more days and do a proper flush over the weekend.
I disconnected the return hose on the cooler and flushed a gallon through. Re connected hose and then topped off with another quart. You will need a helper for this process to start and shut the car off as to not let the pump run dry. It took all of thirty minutes and cleans the cooler as well