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    power steering fluid

    I am wondering if i should change it. I have cleaned the container bc it always gets black so i think i need to change the fluid. If i do how do i change it. Thanks

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    I would undo the Pressure line from the CAN at the bottom of the pump. You will get most of it.
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    Good idea to change it out. Just had the PS fluid changed on my 2001 Sebring a few months ago. I haven't noticed any change, but then again, that's the point.
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    I agree. When I changed the spark plugs on the 03, I seen no change. Just like when I change the transmission fluid, I see no change. With vehicles, seeing no change when performing a maintenance type of thing, not seeing change may be the best thing.
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    Changing it is a good idea after all these years. I did mine a few times over a period of a few weeks to get most of it out. Mine still gets terribly dirty around the cap for some reason, I think it is just a characteristic for some reason.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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    I just replaced the fluid by changing it in the res (draining to nothing by siphon and replacing it) 4 or 5 times. The last time I put in a bottle of Lucas transmission treatment to help condition and quiet. So far I am satisfied and it is quieter.
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    Just be sure to use transmission fluid, NOT power steering fluid. Tranny fluid is what's specified.
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    Regular power steering fluid was used in the 3rd gens from all the ones I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyg View Post
    Regular power steering fluid was used in the 3rd gens from all the ones I've seen.
    This is correct sir. No ATF+4 in 3rd generation vans. From what I've heard the rubber hoses are not able to handle that.
    Jeff
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    2007 Grand Caravan/3.8L V6/103K mi/original 41TE
    2006 300C/5.7L HEMI V8/128/K mi/original W5A580
    2002 PT Cruiser/2.4L I4/139K mi/original 40TE
    1992 S-10/4.3L V6/249K mi/original 4L60E
    Previous minivans:
    1997 Grand Voyager SE/traded@192K mi/3.3L V6/original 41TE
    2003 Grand Caravan Sport/3.8L V6/traded@124K mi/original 41TE
    2007 T&C/3.8L V6/traded@44K mi/ original 41TE
    2010 T&C Touring/3.8L V6/the ex's@72K mi/original 62TE

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    Now Im in doubt

    Every car I had with power steering had specified regular ATF (Atype) for power steering. Is it the same you guys call power steering fluid?
    Felipe

    97 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3 (sold in Brazil as Chrysler Caravan)
    Bought used Jan09 with 112000km (70000miles)

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