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Honda oddeysey 2007 my lil bro accidentally pour some brake fluid inside my powersteering tank.. ive just got told after a few hours.. then my steering is hard to turn.. please help ive tried to pump out & refill it with its original fluid but still its hard to turn need help urgent

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Garages have fluid exchange devices that can purge this system of the brake fluid, although my bet is that he tried to refill the powersteering reservoir because a problem already existed. A leak and possible running the pump dry will destroy the pump and a new one will need to be installed. Depending on the amount of brake fluid poured In may actually stop a leak if it is caused by a hard rubber seal as the brake fluid in conjunction with the powersteering fluid will soften and swell the rubber seals. Of course it will also make the rubber swell to the point it no longer fits its intended target shaft. Anyway you need to get the failed part replaced now and the system will be essentially flushed when yo disconnect the lines and drain them.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

You will have to raise & support the vehicle

Remove the injector fuses-- so it won't start

Remove the power steering cooler return hose at
reservoir & add a hose to a bottle under vehicle

On a Honda you need Dealer Only Fluid & add to
container,then crank the motor to flush out the brake fluid

It may work or it may have damaged the seals in the entire
system

Why add fluid in the first place

No systems uses fluid--so is there a leak to be repaired

If flushing it works-- add the Lubgard Purple (Honda Only)
& Yellow Bottle additive or whatever the dealer has

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

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SOURCE: Lost all power steering fluid and brakes

Hi Salmancasmi,
On vehicles with a hydraulic booster you will find that the power steering pump supplies fluid through bot the steering gear box and the hydraulic booster.
Just a visual inspection of the system should point you to the part that failed, most likely a hose. These can be obtained through your local parts store or dealership.
Locate and replace the failed part, refill the reservoir with power steering fluid. With the front of the truck on jack stands, start the truck and turn the steering wheel from full left to full right several times while pumping the brakes. This will remove the air from the system. Recheck for leaks and fluid level and you'll be on your way.
Hope that helps, good luck.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: power steering fluid blowing all over engine compartment

somewhere there is a air leak on the suction side of the pump.  Try tightening the clamps and connections.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: steering wheel shutters/hard to turn

sadly it sounds like the rack and pinion is going bad..rebuilt units are available ...you'll need a 4 wheel alignment after replacement.  Get this fixed as it very dangerous and will only get worse

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: oil in water header tank.

oil in header tank indicates a blown head gasket this could also explain the hunting.The brakes might just need bleeding,while this is done you can check for fluid leaks.Shakey steering at a certain speed is wheel balancing,this is quite cheap to fix but it must be done at a tyre fitting garage.hope this helps,good luck.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Where do I pour the power Steering Fluid?

Pull up on the engine cover. It should pop off with slight force. The power steering fluid reservoir is under it.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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