: dirty power steering fluid?

06-22-13, 12:55 PM
Hey what's up guys, so this morning I went into Sears to have my
oil changed and they did their complementary fluid inspection and top off service. the sears representative brought to my attention that my power steering fluid is dirty and it needed to be flushed. do you guys think it's time to have it flushed or are they trying pump extra money out of me?


06-22-13, 02:09 PM
Not a bad idea. These cars are known to go through PS pumps a bit more frequently than you'd expect and some early racks had issues.

06-22-13, 06:13 PM
How do you define "Dirty", is it the color or
did you see foreign matter on the dipstick ?
Happy Motoring.

06-22-13, 07:48 PM
well i assuming they were talking about the color because i didn't see foreign matter inside the reservoir. i guess i'll have to add flushing the power steering to my things to do list.

Ghost Deany
06-22-13, 08:06 PM
Mine 2011 was making the zipper/whine noise. I did the flush in my driveway and changed it from whatever PS fluid was in it, to Dexron VI ATF.

06-22-13, 10:55 PM
Really? I've never flushed power steering fluid before, is it difficult to do?

Ghost Deany
06-22-13, 11:07 PM
Involved unhooking one of the lines, and turning the wheel back and forth and replenishing fluid before it runs out, wasn't hard at all but those aren't great instructions.