Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  

Power Steering Flush?

Recommended Posts

1998 GMC K1500 Suburban, 175,000 miles, owned it since new. Has been a fairly reliable vehicle, and I try to keep it well maintained but I don't want to throw money away either. I dropped it off for an oil change and tire rotation (had a coupon for $19.95) and they tell me that the power steering needs to be flushed. I told them no. It has never been done, and I don't know if the owners manual recommends changing the fluid since I lost the owners manual. (another story)

They also say that the plug wires, cap, and rotor should be replaced since they are original. (I did replace the plugs at 100k) They want $475 for that. I'm thinking that I'll just wait until I have some evidence that those items need replacing, like rough running in damp weather, etc.

Am I being overly cheap? Or are these guys luring me in with the coupon and trying to rack up some work?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the aspect of changing the wires, cap and rotor. If you had already replace the plugs. As far as power steering being flushed in my time as a mechanic we never really did it because it was such a minor detail. I know some shops offer all that stuff but thats not really a big deal. Just change the cap, rotor, and wires yourself it won't cost much more than $70 and it's fairly easy to do. Just my 2 cents

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I recommend doing all of it. The tune up stuff as said is fairly easy, but time consuming and you can save money and do it yourself. The p/s flush will be messy if you do it, but it is easy to do if you want to save the money.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can as everyone has said do it yourself. I have never "flushed" a p/s system, the only time we serviced them is when replacing the pump or a hose. On the older fire trucks, they had a filter in them however they also used motor oil for the p/s system. I would not do it unless you have a leak, then fix the leak and add new fluid.

The tune up stuff is pretty straight forward, just make sure you remember the order the wires come off and make sure you tie them or clip them into the wire holders. I just did my hemi (16) plugs, 4 of which are the hardest things in the world to access because of the brake booster. However if you do not have engine issues, changing the cap and rotor might be all you need to do. If you do pull the wires, make sure to put some dielectric grease back in the boots. Good luck.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If it were me, I'd drain and refill the power steering system with new fluid. When you do a flush most p/s machines only get out the fluid in the resoivor. Disconnect the pressure line from the pump and let it drain for a while. If you want you could have someone start it for a few seconds, but you will have to work the air out of the system after that.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The power steering can be a simple do-it-yourself, inexpensive flush. The easy way, get a "turkey baster", suck out all the fluid you can from the reservoir, fill with fresh, drive around several blocks to circulate thoroughly. Repeat a second or at most a third time and you are done. Very little mess, easy, and not very expensive. It will take 2 or 3 bottles of power steering fluid. (Most cars and trucks do NOT use ATF anymore, and haven't for quite a few years, most power steering fluids are synthetic now.)

For the best, use AMSOIL Power Steering Fluid.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

We solve many P/S issues with a simple flush!

(Most cars and trucks do NOT use ATF anymore, and haven't for quite a few years, most power steering fluids are synthetic now.)

I think GM is the only one using "power steering fluid" everybody else is using some form of "trans fluid" (Honda has there own "special" fluid) or the Europeans are using the green CHF mineral oil stuff.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I defenitely believe in flushing your power steering if you care about your car/truck. Just like any other petroleum fluid in your vehicle it breaks down over time. $70 for a flush and maintain your power steering pump and make sure no seals go bad, or a bigger $$ repair down the road. When the fluid goes bad your seals dry up and start to crack. Not to mention the lubrication properties of the fluid break down and that harms the pump. I dont know how much a power steering pump is but ask AirJer they are not cheap. Maybe I am a little biased, because we over theese services at my work, but they DO work and will defenetly extend the life of your power steering system. As far as trans. fluid for the lubricant, almost all Ford and Chrysler products use ATF in the PS systems. Mercon V in Ford and ATF+4 in mopars.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Posts

    • Promo Khusus Untuk Pelanggan Setia Qnc Jelly Gamat :
      Beli 3, 4, dan 5 botol QnC Jelly Gamat, GRATIS 1 botol Jelly Gamat Jeruk
      Beli 6, 7, 8 botol QnC Jelly Gamat, GRATIS 2 botol Jelly Gamat Jeruk
      Beli 9 botol QnC Jelly Gamat, GRATIS 3 botol Jelly Gamat Jeruk

      Barang yang kami jual 100% ASLI dan ORIGINAL, TIDAK ORIGINAL KAMI GANTI ATAU UANG KEMBALI. Harga 1 botol Qnc Jelly Gamat adalah 155.000 dengan isi 300Ml. Pembelian banyak lebih hemat ongkir, karena ongkir dihitung 2 Botol / 1 Kg.

      Kami sebagai distributor obat herbal Merekomendasikan Qnc Jelly Gamat sebagai Obat multi khasiat. Qnc Jelly Gamat merupakan produk herbal unggulan rekomendasi para ahli untuk mengatasi berbagai keluhan dan berbagai gejala penyakit kronis ataupun non kronis secara alami, cepat dan efektif. Qnc Jelly Gamat Produksi CV. Jogja Natural Herbal yang merupakah salah-satu perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang kesehatan khususnya herbal serta dipasarkan oleh CV. PEDULI SEMESTA ALAM yang telah terdaftar BPOM TR173301471 dan Mendapatkan sertifikat HALAL MUI.

      Komposisi QnC Jelly Gamat : Ekstrak Gamat Emas (Tripang terbaik kualitas eksport), Sweetener stevia, Air RO (Reverse Osmosis), Pengemulsi Nabati, Essen Natural, Ekstrak Buah dan sayur. Dari bahan herbal tersebut Qnc Jelly Gamat aman dikonsumsi untuk semua kalangan dari bayi umur 2bln, anak-anak, dewasa, ibu hamil, ibu menyusui dan lansia.

      Khasiat dan Manfaat utama dari Qnc Jelly Gamat adalah : 
      Mempercepat penyembuhan luka
      Meredakan gangguan sakit lambung
      Meringankan sakit pada persendian / arthritis 
      Menghentikan pendarahan akibat luka
      Mempercepat penyembuhan pasca operasi maupun bersalin
      Untuk perawatan Ibu pasca melahirkan dan caesar 
      Memperbaiki tekstur kulit menjadi lebih lembut, kenyal dan sehat 
      Menghilangkan jerawat dan bekas jerawat termasuk juga bopeng 
      Menurunkan kadar kolesterol dan trigliserida 
      Memperlancar fungsi sistem pencernaan
      Obat gatal-gatal, Hernia
      Obat penderita asma
      Obat maag (maag kronis dan maag akut)
      Obat Asam Urat 
      Obat Diabetes (Mempercepat penutupan luka serta menghilangkan bau pada luka) 
      Obat Luka bakar 
      Obat Jantung 
      Obat Radang Sendi, tulang keropos dan pengapuran tulang 
      Obat Sinusitis, Meningitis
      Obat Amandel 
      Obat Darah Manis
      Obat Gendang Telinga Bocor
      Obat Batuk Berdahak, Batuk Kering
      Obat Panas dan Thypus, Tipes
      Obat Paru Paru
      Obat Kista dan Miom
      Obat Infeksi Saluran Kemih / ISK, Kutil Kelamin, Kncing Nanah (Gonore)
      Obat Jamur Kuku / Cantengan
      Obat Wasir, Fistula Ani, Ambeien
      Obat Tiroid, Kelenjar Getah Bening, Gondok

      Cara Konsumsi :
      Aturan Konsumsi :
      Bayi 0-5 tahun : 1-2 sdt / hari
      Anak anak : 3x3 sdt / hari
      Dewasa : 2x2-3 sdm
      Qnc Jelly Gamat bisa digunakan untuk mengobati luka luar seperti luka diabetes, jerawat, penyakit kulit, luka bakar dll. di oleskan 3 kali sehari.

      Alhamdulillah dengan pelantara obat kami, konsumen kami banyak yang diberi KESEMBUHAN. Untuk testimoni bisa lihat dari GAMBAR. Sumber :
    • I fried a mooneye in virgin olive oil and the taste was good. 
    • That would be a cool ride for the kiddo! Well done
    • Musky999 captured win number 3 on the season with a score of 337 2--BlackLundProV  319 3--fishingstar           312 4--Swiveldigger        298 5--88fan                    295 6--Catzman              280 7--mnwildman         268 8--gregg52               264 9--Juneau4              260 10-jar jar                  253 11-Henry's Heroes  251 11-huckfin               251 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Pts 1--Juneau4             8406 2--Swiveldigger      8344 3--Catzman             8341 4--mnwildman        8313 5--huckfin                8309 6--Musky999           8171 7--fishingstar           8122 8--88fan                    8094 9--Henry's Heroes   8055 10-jar jar                    7882 11-gregg52               7813 12-BlackLundProV   7757
    • Stumbled on this thread and nice to see that cool truck! That's is a sweet find. Reminds me of the project truck of my buddy's uncle. 1992 F150 2x4 6" suspension lift, Motometal forged wheels, and 33" tires.
    • Sacrilege!! Burn him! Burn him! 
    • Picked up a beat up old snowmobile sleigh with holes and cracks for cheap. 20 years in fiberglass mfg helped a lot! Fun little project to haul the grandsons around for some ice fishing and trail riding.
      Still need to add the windshield. I call it the "Monster Hauler!"
    • Agree to the fact that sometimes things we smoke do add up money wise.  I smoked 35 pounds of goose sausage today for the kid, spent around 100 bucks, trim, seasonings, casing etc.  But......... i got to drink about 13,14 and watch the queens while i did it, thats why I smoke. lol
    • From the tree I assume, not the stand.  But close for sure!  Nice to have a 10 pointer down (and all the other stuff) by this time of year.
  • Our Sponsors