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Conversation Between Jim Shea and 7T1vette
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  1. Jim Shea
    03-17-2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Shea
    Disconnect the low pressure return line from the spout on the pump reservoir. Place a rubber stopper or some sort of plug in the spout. Direct the disconnected hose into a bucket. Start the engine and add genuine power steering fluid into the reservoir until the fluid coming out of the return hose is amber (PS fluid) rather than red (ATF). I wouldn't worry if you still have some ATF left. There will still be ATF fluid inside the power steering gear. I would just leave that fluid alone. It will soon get mixed with your PS fluid when you begin driving again.
    Jim
  2. 7T1vette
    03-16-2014 02:35 PM
    7T1vette
    Jim, I need your counsel. I have a '65 Grand Prix with P/S. While rebuilding the engine compartment, I added power steering fluid to the stock pump and started the car. The steering worked OK for a few moments, then the pump started to whine and foamy reddish fluid came out the exhaust port in the cap. I'm guessing that there was ATF in the pump before I added P/S fluid to it. So, I think I need to clean the system of whatever is in there now. Can you advise me of how to do that properly? This is the full-size GM car P/S system with integral steering box unit.

    As always, thanks for your help.

    Charley Manker (7T1vette)
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