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    Draining pwr steering and rack?

    I ended up with coolant in my power steering pump via the inline cooler. I currently have the cooler bypassed and have drained what fluid I could get out of the pump twice, but as soon as I start the car it turns to milkshake again. Is there a proper way to drain the rack or does it not matter? I looked it over but did not see any way to drain it other than just undoing the lines. Is there another, less messy, way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb'sWS6 View Post
    I ended up with coolant in my power steering pump via the inline cooler. I currently have the cooler bypassed and have drained what fluid I could get out of the pump twice, but as soon as I start the car it turns to milkshake again. Is there a proper way to drain the rack or does it not matter? I looked it over but did not see any way to drain it other than just undoing the lines. Is there another, less messy, way?
    Having it flushed a few times may help. Draining doesn't get it all out.

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    one flush method you could try is to suck the fluid out of the P/S reservoir, fill with clean fluid, start engine and turn steering wheel lock to lock 3 times, and then shut car off. Repeat this 5 or 6 times. Or however long it takes to get the fluid looking nice and clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    one flush method you could try is to suck the fluid out of the P/S reservoir, fill with clean fluid, start engine and turn steering wheel lock to lock 3 times, and then shut car off. Repeat this 5 or 6 times. Or however long it takes to get the fluid looking nice and clean
    I had mine done mechanically under pressure.

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    With one like this. It made a huge difference too.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Power...motiveQ5fTools
    Last edited by KahanaReef; 05-10-2010 at 07:11 PM.

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    That looks like that would work well also!

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