GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default Changing power steering fluid

    Hi,

    How do I drain my power steering fluid? Do I just pull the return tube that goes into the power steering pump and run the truck until all the fluid is gone?
    2000 Silverado 5.3L Z71 4x4: K&N air filter, Procomp 16x8 rims, 285/70R16 Toyo AT2s, Kenwood head unit, Alpine 500.1 amp, 12" kicker, Infinity 5.25" speakers, Bilstein HD shocks, EBC GD Sport dimple & slotted front rotors w. EBC green stuff pads, Brembo slotted rear rotors & HIDs.

  2. #2

    Default

    I just use a suction bulb, it get most of it out. I change mine twice a year because of the oversize tires.

  3. #3

    Default

    You mean like a turkey baster?

  4. #4

    Default

    Yes, just make sure it can withstand the fluid.

  5. #5
    Jr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Posts
    10

    Default

    You can do as you mentioned or use the suction bulb or large syringe. Sucking the fluid out is certainly easier but less effective, you might trying sucking it out and replacing it 2 or 3 times to get it really clean. Of course run the engine and turn the wheel in between to get the fluid flowing. Once you are finished either method you choose you should bleed the system by jacking the front end up and turning the wheel lock to lock 10 or so times. Once you have done that check the level, it should drop, add fluid to the proper level and repeat this process until the level does not drop anymore.

  6. #6

    Default

    Is their a aftermarket fluid that can be used in a 2008 NBS silverado? My manual calls for a GM part number only dident specifiy a PS fluid or a ATF any ideas?

  7. #7

    Default

    Amsoil makes a great fluid for it.

  8. #8

    Default

    I change the brake fluid in the reservoir using the turkey baster every time I change my oil, the ps fluid maybe 2x a year.
    You're driving is WAY more offensive than my swearing, assjack!!!


  9. #9

    Default

    That seems like alot!! Can't hurt though if you got the dough

Similar Threads

  1. Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid
    By vms4evr in forum Maintenance & Upkeep
    Replies: 1
    Last: 09-27-2010, 03:09 PM
  2. Power steering fluid leak
    By 98-chevy in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last: 07-27-2010, 06:38 PM
  3. ~Sudden lose of POWER STEERING ? fluid coming out of cap. 02' hd 4x4 chevy truck
    By carlos2010 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last: 02-10-2010, 10:49 PM
  4. changing tranny fluid
    By IThurstSObad in forum Chevy C/K Truck Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last: 12-26-2009, 12:35 AM
  5. Best power steering fluid
    By brlepore in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last: 01-07-2009, 08:39 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •