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Old 01-09-2010, 08:35 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Power Steering Flush and Brake Fluid Flush

hi All

The truck has about 250kms on it and I was reading in the DIY section about the brake fluid and power steering flushes.

I have never really thought about doing them before.

I would reccomend everybody do these flushes!!

They are simple and the results are noticeable.

The steering is silky smooth adn the brakes have a lot more feel to them. both are very easy to do as well!!

A big thanks to the two that posted those DIY's!
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:29 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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this is a super great site for seasoned gear heads and newbies when it comes to these trucks!
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:31 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I agree, it is small change to flush them both, but it makes a world of difference. They are often the most neglected fluids other than grease fittings in the vehicle.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:53 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I agree, it is small change to flush them both, but it makes a world of difference. They are often the most neglected fluids other than grease fittings in the vehicle.
No kidding... this is the first vehicle I have done this to and I have put a lot of time behind the wheel on other vehicles.
I just never thought to do it before!!!

This site is great!
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:47 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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It is a good idea to flush the system-, I also added a cooler when I did mine.

This is almost a kit (cooler, bolts, hose and clamps) Has almost everything you need to add the cooler. I used Summit 13222, 12 inch cooler. I mounted it to the tabs on the bumper- I had to buy 2 large washers and a hose connection to connect to the original return hose. I think I paid $22 for the cooler. It hangs behind the bumper, but is still in the air stream. Good cheap mod.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:48 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Does anybody have instructions or know where i can find the proper way to flush those systems? My steering is Terrible at low speed, and I have 37'' tires which is not helping the cause. I dont want to replace the pump if that is not whats wrong. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:50 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Does anybody have instructions or know where i can find the proper way to flush those systems? My steering is Terrible at low speed, and I have 37'' tires which is not helping the cause. I dont want to replace the pump if that is not whats wrong. Any suggestions?
Check out the DIY section on here. If I can help with fluids just let me know.

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:37 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Does anybody have instructions or know where i can find the proper way to flush those systems? My steering is Terrible at low speed, and I have 37'' tires which is not helping the cause. I dont want to replace the pump if that is not whats wrong. Any suggestions?

Here's the hydroboost flush:

http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/di...ost-flush.html

Brake fluid flush:

Brake Fluid System Flush

Enjoy your new silky smooth steering, and great feeling brakes
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:41 AM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I REALLY need to do this.
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It's easy as pie chris. When Jess and I did mine, we did two other trucks along with it, and it only took maybe an hour and a half tops to do the HB and Brake fluid flushes on all 3 trucks. It's a lot easier with 2 guys tho, I'll admit.
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