What is the outcome of accidentally adding two tablespoons of power steering fluid to the brake fluid reservoir?

Asked by Oct 04, 2016 at 12:33 PM about the 2006 Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Accidentally added about 2 tablespoons of power steering fluid, Lucas stop
leak to brake fluid reservoir.  Do I need to drain and refill the system?

3 Answers

27,035

Drain and refill it. Brake fluid has high compressibility, power steering fluid does not. If you haven't used the brakes at all, you can just drain the master cylinder and refill. If you've already used the brakes, may need to bleed then refill.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
1,285

Good call KenF. Brake fluid has certain specifications that make it unique. Contamination concerns is another factor that support flushing the system. Please click on "Mark helpful" if you're happy with the respond. Good luck :-)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
52,495

Fluids are not compressible. My concern would be what the Lucas crap does to the seals in the master cylinder and the rest of the system. I would get the brake fluid drained and refilled. If you haven't driven the car you could use a turkey baster or similar and remove all the brake fluid from the master cylinder and refill. I would still flush the brake system to be sure all the contaminating fluid is out of the system.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Caravan

Looking for a Used Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 585 nationwide Caravan listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:

Dodge Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,400
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
274 Great Deals out of 26,045 listings starting at $1,550
Used Chrysler Town & Country
252 Great Deals out of 13,980 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Odyssey
398 Great Deals out of 26,481 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Sienna
338 Great Deals out of 26,221 listings starting at $1,950
Used Dodge Durango
248 Great Deals out of 22,342 listings starting at $895
Used Chrysler Pacifica
31 Great Deals out of 30,905 listings starting at $1,999
Used Kia Sedona
154 Great Deals out of 7,865 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Quest
66 Great Deals out of 2,788 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford F-150
2,532 Great Deals out of 193,420 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
858 Great Deals out of 67,261 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
428 Great Deals out of 28,081 listings starting at $2,490
Used Honda Pilot
497 Great Deals out of 34,626 listings starting at $1,333
Used Toyota Camry
986 Great Deals out of 79,810 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
723 Great Deals out of 41,289 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Dodge Caravan For Sale
131 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.