o.k. so after doing alot of research here in the forum regarding flushing a power steering. i decided to do this myself. now i got the idea of using a clear vinyl tubing from this guy name ken4 at toyotanation forum on the camry side. but i followed tunedrx300 instruction on how to do this. first thinks first.... you'll need an I.D. 3/8" vinyl tubing, 3/8" x 3/8" I.D. barb to mip adaptor, 3/8" female pipe cap, and 3/8" I.D. barb splicer. all of this can found at lowes or home depot. bought 2 quarts of mobil 1 atf.
So start by jacking up the car.
remove old fluid in the resevior using any old sprayer head or turkey baster.
Once you remove most of the fluid from the reservoir. Remove this bolt here so you can wiggle your return hose out of the reservoir tank.
remove this return line hose using a pliers to squeeze the clamp and a flat head screw driver to push out the hose, be careful doing this not to damage the plastic nipple.
Plug the open line in the reservoir.
Connect this end to the clear vinyl tubing and into a jar or bucket.
After all connection is in place top it off with fresh atf fluid, put your key in the on position, but do not turn on the engine, turn steering wheel fully clockwise and counter clockwise from right to left and just watch old fluid drip to your bucket or jar. Keep on eye on the reservoir fluid level, keep topping off the reservoir while doing this procedure and make sure you don't let the reservoir run out of fluid or air could enter the system. Continue on until you can see clean fluid coming out of the return line.
So there you go, power steering is all fresh and good for 30K miles..
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Thanks for the pics. I did this a few months ago and I have to say that having all those connections makes this a super easy job. The hardest part is trying not to spill the fluid out of your return hose.
Also, keeping the drain hose submerged in your drain bucket helps keep the air bubbles to a minimum.
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