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Anybody change the PS fluid yet?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by hate2work, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Nov 28, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    hate2work

    hate2work [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got a couple questions that hopefully someone will be able to help me with.

    1) The PS fluid is clear, yet the Amsoil site tells me to use atf fluid, which is red. So I'm guessing the stuff in my Taco is just atf without the dye. Can I use atf fluid, or should I buy some PS fluid from the dealer?

    2) In this post from Toyotanation it shows how to do a flush on a Camry, but on my 4 cyl the reservoir looks different. Can anyone tell me where the inlet and outlet hoses are on my truck? If not, I'll just suck out as much as possible and replace with the same amount several diff times, but I'd prefer to be able to do the flush.

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19334

    Thanks~
     
  2. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I'd just suck it out of the resevoir, and replace it as you pull it out.

    Your resevoir is metal, but it's basically the same thing. You can pull the lines off, but it'll be a pain. I also don't think you'll be able to put the hoses and barbs in them, like the guy did in those pics.

    By the way, I've seen some pretty weird stuff in my many years of working on cars, but that guys underwear wrapped all over his engine compartment was just plain creepy.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    hate2work

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    Yeah, I agree, I could have gone without knowing that was his old undies LOL

    So what fluid to use then? ATF? Or PS fluid from the dealer? Or???
     
  4. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    You can use either one. When we replace a rack, we use the little bottles of P/S fluid like they sell at the local auto parts store. If you're gonna go buy it, just buy the P/S fluid. Don't buy it from the dealer, they'll charge you twice as much for the same thing you can get at Schucks.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    billyjoe

    billyjoe Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    Take a look at your owner's manual. It states you should use DEXRON II or III ATF for your power steering fluid. I just replaced mine w/III 2 weeks ago.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    hate2work

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    OK, thanks billy. Did you do a complete flush or just suck out what you could and then replace that amount?
     
  7. Nov 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    billyjoe

    billyjoe Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    complete flush - done at dealer for $100.
     
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