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Old 10 Oct 2018, 03:13 pm
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I'm experiencing the power steering growl/whine/moan. It is getting bad.

I am trying to find the simplest possible solution. On the road right now.

Can I remove just the reservoir and clean the screen?

If I suck out the fluid from the reservoir and replace with ATF, would that help? (Is it ok to mix atf with psf?)

Thanks!
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Old 10 Oct 2018, 03:20 pm
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I'm experiencing the power steering growl/whine/moan. It is getting bad.

I am trying to find the simplest possible solution. On the road right now.

Can I remove just the reservoir and clean the screen?

If I suck out the fluid from the reservoir and replace with ATF, would that help? (Is it ok to mix atf with psf?)

Thanks!

What year is it? My 2003 specs ATF+4 as the fluid. There are posts about cleaning the screen. I have never tried it.
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Old 10 Oct 2018, 03:24 pm
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Did you check the fluid to see if it is low?
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Old 10 Oct 2018, 11:34 pm
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Had this issue before in colder weather, lo and behold after topping up the fluid as was well.
I suggest running a power steering flush and filling up with a quality synthetic psteer fluid, it makes a difference
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 11:19 am
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I was looking at the PSF flush steps online and it looks more involved than I can attempt currently.

I am thinking of: sucking out the PSF from reservoir, then removing the reservoir and cleaning as much as possible, including hopefully the screen, then replace reservoir, then fill with fresh ATF.

Then, turn on car, turn wheels back and forth a bit, then suck out fluid and replace with fresh. Repeat this a few times, see how it goes.

But first, going to try topping off just in case that does it.

will update here. Thanks guys.
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 11:40 am
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I was looking at the PSF flush steps online and it looks more involved than I can attempt currently.

I am thinking of: sucking out the PSF from reservoir, then removing the reservoir and cleaning as much as possible, including hopefully the screen, then replace reservoir, then fill with fresh ATF.

Then, turn on car, turn wheels back and forth a bit, then suck out fluid and replace with fresh. Repeat this a few times, see how it goes.

But first, going to try topping off just in case that does it.

will update here. Thanks guys.
I've had to do this with both my GT and my current PT Vert. I just sucked the old fluid out of the reservoir, refilled it with ATF +4, ran the engine while turning the steering wheel both ways and then repeated twice more. That will flush out almost all the old fluid.
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Old 11 Oct 2018, 09:19 pm
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I was looking at the PSF flush steps online and it looks more involved than I can attempt currently.

I am thinking of: sucking out the PSF from reservoir, then removing the reservoir and cleaning as much as possible, including hopefully the screen, then replace reservoir, then fill with fresh ATF.

Then, turn on car, turn wheels back and forth a bit, then suck out fluid and replace with fresh. Repeat this a few times, see how it goes.

But first, going to try topping off just in case that does it.

will update here. Thanks guys.
you can do that but use about 1/4 the amount of flush additive
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Old 27 Oct 2018, 08:37 pm
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I simply pulled the PS hose off at the lowest point on the car and let it drain completely before refilling the res with Amsoil ATF.
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