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Is there a simple way to replace the power steering fulid [turkey baster method], or do I really need to flush it?

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Since there is quite a bit of fluid in the lines going to each wheel; just replacing the fluid in the reservior will produce no immediate benefits. They make kits that will allow a single person to flush the brakes.

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