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Old 28 Feb 2005, 10:46 am   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings,
Is it possible to flush the power steering fluid on my 1994 camry
LE? 1MZ-FE engine? Would it be in any of the manuals?

Thanks,
S

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Old 28 Feb 2005, 12:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Im sure it is possible, but I just remove what is in the resivour
periodicaly with a meat baister.

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Old 28 Feb 2005, 05:48 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 28 Feb 2005 08:46:43 -0800, "bhides@gmail.com" <bhides@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Greetings,
> Is it possible to flush the power steering fluid on my 1994 camry
>LE? 1MZ-FE engine? Would it be in any of the manuals?
>
>Thanks,
>S


I don't have a Camry but here's what I do with mine.
1) Remove the return line hose. Plug another hose into it which
drains into a gallon container. Empty plastic milk bottles work
great.
2) Lift the car up enough so the front wheels are in the air.
3) Crank the engine.
4) Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then all the way to
the right.
5) When all the fluid is drained, turn the car off. Make sure not to
prolong this as the steering system isn't lubricated.
6) Re-attach the return line to the reservoir.
7) Refill the fluid in the reservoir.
8) Crank the engine again and refill the fluid.
9) Turn the steering wheel left and right and keep refilling until the
system is finally full. Make sure to do this while the front wheels
are still in the air.
10) Make sure to check for fluid levels and leaks for the next 2 days.

Good luck.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 03:38 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information.
I will try to do this over the weekend

Peace
S

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Old 01 Mar 2005, 06:34 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 18:48:03 -0500, Viperkiller wrote:

> On 28 Feb 2005 08:46:43 -0800, "bhides@gmail.com" <bhides@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Greetings,
>> Is it possible to flush the power steering fluid on my 1994 camry
>>LE? 1MZ-FE engine? Would it be in any of the manuals?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>S

>
> I don't have a Camry but here's what I do with mine.
> 1) Remove the return line hose. Plug another hose into it which
> drains into a gallon container. Empty plastic milk bottles work
> great.
> 2) Lift the car up enough so the front wheels are in the air.
> 3) Crank the engine.
> 4) Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then all the way to
> the right.
> 5) When all the fluid is drained, turn the car off. Make sure not to
> prolong this as the steering system isn't lubricated.
> 6) Re-attach the return line to the reservoir.
> 7) Refill the fluid in the reservoir.
> 8) Crank the engine again and refill the fluid.
> 9) Turn the steering wheel left and right and keep refilling until the
> system is finally full. Make sure to do this while the front wheels
> are still in the air.
> 10) Make sure to check for fluid levels and leaks for the next 2 days.
>
> Good luck.


I've been told (and read) to bleed the system with the wheels JUST
TOUCHING the ground.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 07:11 pm   #6 (permalink)
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hachiroku wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 18:48:03 -0500, Viperkiller wrote:
>
>> On 28 Feb 2005 08:46:43 -0800, "bhides@gmail.com" <bhides@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Greetings,
>>> Is it possible to flush the power steering fluid on my 1994 camry
>>> LE? 1MZ-FE engine? Would it be in any of the manuals?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> S

>>
>> I don't have a Camry but here's what I do with mine.
>> 1) Remove the return line hose. Plug another hose into it which
>> drains into a gallon container. Empty plastic milk bottles work
>> great.
>> 2) Lift the car up enough so the front wheels are in the air.
>> 3) Crank the engine.
>> 4) Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then all the way
>> to the right.
>> 5) When all the fluid is drained, turn the car off. Make sure not to
>> prolong this as the steering system isn't lubricated.
>> 6) Re-attach the return line to the reservoir.
>> 7) Refill the fluid in the reservoir.
>> 8) Crank the engine again and refill the fluid.
>> 9) Turn the steering wheel left and right and keep refilling until
>> the system is finally full. Make sure to do this while the front
>> wheels are still in the air.
>> 10) Make sure to check for fluid levels and leaks for the next 2
>> days.
>>
>> Good luck.

>
> I've been told (and read) to bleed the system with the wheels JUST
> TOUCHING the ground.


It does not make a bit of difference. LOL
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- Philip



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Old 01 Mar 2005, 08:33 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Viperkiller <nothing@nothing.net> wrote:

> 5) When all the fluid is drained, turn the car off. Make sure not to
> prolong this as the steering system isn't lubricated.


I wouldn't do that. Seems like it's better to just use the 'turkey
baster method' and have the chance of a harmless little bit of old
fluid in there rather than risk running the system without fluid at
all.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 09:37 pm   #8 (permalink)
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jjnunes@sonic.net wrote:
> Viperkiller <nothing@nothing.net> wrote:
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>> 5) When all the fluid is drained, turn the car off. Make sure not to
>> prolong this as the steering system isn't lubricated.

>
> I wouldn't do that. Seems like it's better to just use the 'turkey
> baster method' and have the chance of a harmless little bit of old
> fluid in there rather than risk running the system without fluid at
> all.


Agreed. Hydraulic pumps are not meant to run without oil. DUH
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Old 02 Mar 2005, 02:26 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Im sure it is possible, but I just remove what is in the resivour
> periodicaly with a meat baister.



I agree with that,... gradually replacing of old for new fluid that way is
good enough considering the service interval.


Jason




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Old 13 Mar 2005, 01:20 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Just replaced the power steering fluid with Amsoil Synthetic and makes a
world of difference on my 2002 Camry LE V6

bhides@gmail.com wrote:
> Greetings,
> Is it possible to flush the power steering fluid on my 1994 camry
> LE? 1MZ-FE engine? Would it be in any of the manuals?
>
> Thanks,
> S



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