2008 Toyota Camry SE: draining power steering fluid and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF help

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Old 29 Dec 2008, 09:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2008 Toyota Camry SE: draining power steering fluid and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF help


I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?


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Old 30 Dec 2008, 07:57 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2008 Toyota Camry SE: draining power steering fluid and re-fillwith Mobil 1 ATF help

On Dec 29, 9:17*pm, billthib <billthib.3l8...@no-mx.forums.travel.com>
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> I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
> and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?
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Use a turkey baister and dont ever use it for a turkey again, pull out
more when it goes dark again, and dont baste a turkey with the oil it
doesnt taste to good.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 08:12 am   #3 (permalink)
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billthib wrote:
> I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
> and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?
>
>


While you wait for a definitive answer from a tech, I'll give you
the common knowledge: manufacturers don't put in drain plugs or refill
valves to facilitate this. You will almost certainly have to either do
several drain/refills of the reservoir with a turkey baster, or
disconnect one hose and *carefully* add fluid to the reservoir as it
gets low, making sure it doesn't get air in the lines. I strongly advise
the baster method, especially for a fairly new car. Just make sure the
new fluid is compatible with the OEM fluid.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 01:37 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2008 Toyota Camry SE: draining power steering fluid and re-fillwith Mobil 1 ATF help

On Dec 30, 5:57 am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@Yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Dec 29, 9:17 pm, billthib <billthib.3l8...@no-mx.forums.travel.com>
> wrote:
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> > I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
> > and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?

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> > billthib
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> Use a turkey baister and dont ever use it for a turkey again, pull out
> more when it goes dark again, and dont baste a turkey with the oil it
> doesnt taste to good.



John had a good idea:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t19334.html

from
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.a...6502f4edefce02

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Old 31 Dec 2008, 03:07 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Leftie wrote:
> billthib wrote:
> > I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
> > and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?
> >

> While you wait for a definitive answer from a tech, I'll give you
> the common knowledge: manufacturers don't put in drain plugs or refill
> valves to facilitate this. You will almost certainly have to either do
> several drain/refills of the reservoir with a turkey baster, or
> disconnect one hose and *carefully* add fluid to the reservoir as it
> gets low, making sure it doesn't get air in the lines. I strongly advise
> the baster method, especially for a fairly new car. Just make sure the
> new fluid is compatible with the OEM fluid.

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Think I read you can drain the PS fluid without the engine running by
disconnecting the return line at the reservoir. No air bleeding is
required afterward apart from turning from lock to lock a few times.
Still, the simpler way is just to progressively replace fluid. I much
prefer the "battery bulb" (AutoZone) over the turkey baster. Greater
capacity, more suction power. Very inexpensive.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 05:13 am   #6 (permalink)
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billthib wrote:
> I have an '08 Camry SE 4 cyl. I want to drain the power steering fluid
> and re-fill with Mobil 1 ATF. Is there a place on the pump to do this?
>
>

Why do you want to replace the original power steering fluid?
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Old 04 Jan 2009, 10:01 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. I've heard about the turkey baster method, but
the battery bulb thing may be a better approach. I'll consult a tech for
his opinion and decide then.


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