Put engine oil in the power steering resevoir?

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  • Put engine oil in the power steering resevoir?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 04:30
You should drain it and flush the system. If you do not know how you should take it to a mechanic.
Positive: 89 %
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 04:30
Drain it all out, flush with new oil and drain, and replace and hope you haven't wrecked the seals. The longer you leave it the more damage you'll do,
Positive: 83 %
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 04:58
It probably didn't damage anything but it has to be properly flushed. It isn't hard but involves taking the pump return line off to do and can make a huge mess if you don't do it just right.
Positive: 63 %
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 05:03
You will not be able to scoop any engine oil from the power steering reservoir, as it has already intermixed with the steering fluid. Steering fluid from its reservoir is fed into the steering pump inlet and delivered to the steering rack. The system fluid ( ATF fluid) is thus contaminated with engine oil (although a small fraction). There may not be any immediately harm, but do find time to flush the steering fluid and replace with fresh new fluid. Happy motoring.
Positive: 31 %
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 06:05
I don't think a bit would harm it, but is a bit to me a bit to you.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 06:07
ding dong
Positive: 10 %
Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 06:27
You need to have a mechanic flush the PS. If you don't have the brains to put motor oil or other fluids where they belong don't open the hood!!!
Positive: 10 %
Answer #8 | 23/12 2013 05:50
Like the other fellows said, best to drain it out. Not hard to do, but can be messy. Take both hoses loose, one from the steering box the other from the pump. Let the pump drain, then push a few psi air into the fitting on the steering box to force the fluid there out the hose into the drain pan. Reattach and refill properly.
Positive: 10 %

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