Brake Fluid in Power Steering, HELP!!!


Jeeskate
04-20-2010, 02:48 AM
HELP!!! I accidentally just put a bit (a couple gulps) of brake fluid into my power steering reservoir, and don't know what I should do! ... I was coming home from a friends and i knew i had to top up my power steering fluid before i left, but i accidentally grabbed the wrong yellow bottle when i was at the gas station, and didn't realize until after a few gulps but then i stopped and quickly added power steering fluid and drove home. it's now parked in my garage and i don't know what to do!

Jeeskate
04-20-2010, 02:54 AM
... I tried to siphon whatever i can get out, but i didn't have a long enough to hose to reach down for enough to get any liquids at all!

maxwedge
04-20-2010, 08:06 AM
You need to flush the system, remove the return hose fom pump, block the port on the pump, run fresh p/s fluid into the pump and it will flush the old fluid into a catch can from the return line.

Jeeskate
04-20-2010, 06:57 PM
so my power steering fluid leaks (that`s why i gotta top it up (gotta get that fixed)) but anyways, i noticed today that underneath my jimmy there was a puddle, i wonder if that's brake fluid that might have leaked out?

maxwedge
04-21-2010, 08:53 AM
Smell it and see if it is the same as brake fluid, distinctive odor.

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