Honda Dealership Told Me Not To Ever Changed Power Steering Fluid
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    Honda Dealership Told Me Not To Ever Changed Power Steering Fluid

    Hello Fellow CRV Friends,

    I went to a local Honda dealership yesterday to get my power steering fluid changed out. I have 122,000 miles on my 2007 CRV and it has not ever been changed. The manager in charge of the service area suggested that I just leave it alone because Honda has no recommendations unless there is a power steering leak. I was genuinely surprised. Since I didn't know what else to say, I left the dealership.

    I took a white paper towel and rolled it up and just put the edge of it in the PS fluid. It came out a dark brown color on the paper towel. I have no idea if thiis brown is normal. I am taken aback and just not sure how to proceed. Can anyone tell me what their experience has been with changing out the power steering fluid?

    Thank you for your replies.
    Last edited by Epona; 04-07-2019 at 11:54 AM.

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    Maybe his logic was that the car is 12 yrs old and has missed the routine 2/3 yr changes its recommended to have & he didnt wanna be responsible for touching(and something else going wrong) it now.

    Manual says 24 months or 30k

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadstockNYC View Post
    Maybe his logic was that the car is 12 yrs old and has missed the routine 2/3 yr changes its recommended to have & he didnt wanna be responsible for touching(and something else going wrong) it now.

    Manual says 24 months or 30k
    I have the 2007 manual and I have searched it from cover to cover plus the area on changing fluids and nothing is mentioned about power steering fluid needing to be changed. I bought the car at 63,000 miles and asked my mechanic about the all of the fluids. And I had every fluid changed and he told me that the power steering fluid was fine and not to worry about it. And at 1000,000 miles he told me it was still fine. This is very confusing because my last vehicle was a 1977 Chevrolet Nova and it was easy to figure out when to change the PS fluid.

    I am going to go to another garage and get it changed out. I feel like I am in the twilight zone with this situation.

    Thank you for your reply.

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    Get a bottle of Honda ps fluid, a turkey Baster and you can empty the reservoir yourself.

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    That Honda service writer is a salesman, not a mechanic, and he has no idea without looking it up, which it sounds like he was not willing to do. Any reputable shop can bleed and flush new ps fluid in, or you can do it yourself. And never go to a stealership for anything but a recall or warranty issue.
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    This is the Net you will never get the real answer you want. Wear gloves i did not, Going to have to get more then one. any questions ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Get a bottle of Honda ps fluid, a turkey Baster and you can empty the reservoir yourself.
    I've replaced my PS fluid using this method. (You can also use an old pump sprayer from a plastic bottle to remove the old stuff, if you don't have a sacrificial turkey baster) I used TWO little 12oz bottles of PS fluid.


    You just need to empty and refill until the new stuff is installed, takes about 4 sessions. (Make sure you use genuine Honda PS fluid, it seems to be one of those 'special' blends.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbuff2 View Post
    I've replaced my PS fluid using this method. (You can also use an old pump sprayer from a plastic bottle to remove the old stuff, if you don't have a sacrificial turkey baster) I used TWO little 12oz bottles of PS fluid.


    You just need to empty and refill until the new stuff is installed, takes about 4 sessions. (Make sure you use genuine Honda PS fluid, it seems to be one of those 'special' blends.)

    Thank you!
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    You all have convinced me to do it myself with a turkey baster. I have watched a few tutorials and I am now confident I can get it right.

    Thanks for your replies! Great board for questions and answers!
    Last edited by Epona; 04-07-2019 at 06:03 PM.

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    all you but who was I to show a video. with Gh Honda fluid

    so here is another no watched clip



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