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Old 05-17-2012, 11:21 AM
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Greetings from SA. I installed a new power steering pump last week and the guys that worked on my car put in normal hydraulic oil instead of the Pentosin Mineral oil specific for my Audi

Now I am experiencing issues when turning the car, then there is power steering then there is nothing (while turning). This is very dangerous and want to flush the oil and replace it with the proper Pentosin mineral oil.

The Audi mechanics told me to bring in the car and they will flush it which will costs thousands of Rands. According to them they will have to flush the steering rack as well etc

Here is my question - Can I just drain the oil where it goes into the pump and put in the normal mineral oil?

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:59 AM
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Here's a DIY (it will flush the rack). It's for a B6, but it's the same procedure, with the exception that you don't have to remove the headlight. The use of a golf tee is ingenious:

power steering fluid flush DIY

Be sure to clean the filter located inside the reservoir with some carb or brake cleaner.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:18 PM
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Can I just drain the oil where it goes into the pump and put in the normal mineral oil?
No. Get it all out. And the shop should do it...make them get it all out.
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tell the shop to drain it all out and you shouldnt pay anything because its their fault that they didnt use the right fluid.. if they dont flush ur powersteering for free you should report their asses
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Thanks guys for the advice...

I flushed the whole power steering pump etc and purchased the correct oil. All sorted!

Again...you guys are doing a magic job with your advice and help!!!
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glad to hear it worked out for u...
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Feck! I just dumped brake fluid into my power steering reservoir. Have not run the car. What does anyone recommend?
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Do the flush in the link above in this thread. Your situation is the same as the OP's - wrong fluid in the system - so the fix is the same too...
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I wonder if I can't get away with just draining the reservoir, as none of the brake fluid was ever circulated through the system.
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You can try but it will have mixed through. Your car and decision but I'd flush it to avoid the risk.
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