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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Power Steering System Flushing Hydraulic Steering

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Chassis / Steering / Power Steering System Flushing Hydraulic Steering

Note:Do not reuse any drained power steering fluid regardless ofappearance or condition.

Raise the vehicle until the front wheels are off the ground.Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.Place a large drain pan under the vehicle in order to collectthe draining fluid.Remove the fluid return hose at the power steering fluidreservoir or the pump inlet connection, as applicable.Plug the reservoir return hose inlet connection on the powersteering fluid reservoir or the pump, as applicable.

Note:This step may require 4-L (4-qt) ofpower steering fluid until the draining fluid appears clear.

Have an assistant maintain the minimum fluid level in thereservoir using clean, new power steering fluid. Refer toChecking and Adding Power Steering Fluid.With the key in the ON position and with the engine OFF, turnthe steering wheel fully to the left and to the right. Continueuntil the fluid from the return hose runs clear.Remove the plug and install the fluid return hose to thepower steering fluid reservoir or the pump inlet connection, asapplicable.Bleed the power steering system. Refer toPower Steering System Bleeding.Inspect the power steering fluid for the followingindications of contamination:Milky fluid – waterBrown fluid – burntPlastic debris or dirt chunksIf the fluid is contaminated, repeatsteps-3–9.Remove the drain pan.Lower the vehicle.
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