How do I flush my power steering fluid and make sure all of it comes out

Asked by Apr 25, 2013 at 04:57 AM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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ive always used some sort of suction device and empty the reservoir, then fill it with clean fluid and turn the wheel back and forth a few times to circulate the fluid and repeat until the fluid looks clean.

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I'm going out on a limb here! My 1981 T-Bird has a steering rack, and even when I change the rack, pump and blow out the lines, I still question whether I got it all out. Over my 32 years of ownership I have changed the rack 3 times, pump twice. I'm still on the road with a 3.3 L. engine.

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