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.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'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.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.)
Larry, if anything you would think they would want to get the business and change it out. They just don't want to deal with such a small amount of maintenance? Strange! My mechanic and his garage have folded and now I am a little down. Was with him for years so I am just now feeling my way around for my maintenance needs.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.
I know, right? Ouch on your mechanic! I'd be done in without mine. P.S. - Like brake fluid, do NOT get this stuff on your paint, it might eat it up. Thoroughly clean any spills or splashes or other contamination off painted surfaces.Larry, if anything you would think they would want to get the business and change it out. They just don't want to deal with such a small amount of maintenance? Strange! My mechanic and his garage have folded and now I am a little down. Was with him for years so I am just now feeling my way around for my maintenance needs.
It's very easy to do. I empty my tank and refill to the Full mark,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!
i have never heard of it but i would change it with original honda power steering fluid. there is no harm at all.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.