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Steering fluid my steering for some reason has become really hard and someone told me it may have been the steering fluid so i tried finding the reservoir but nothing

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So you could not find the reservoir, or nothing was in it? Find the power steering pump and follow the hose to the reservoir. Honda uses special fluid.

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Engine running ask someone to turn steering wheel for you . Look for power steering hose move like there is pressure. and noise from power steering pump . if not change power steering pump
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Sound like your power steering pump is going bad? Not necessarily...

I had a customer that told me their power steering pump was going out. They described the typical power steering whine and difficulty steering. When I went to verify the complaint, I discovered that it didn't whine or have trouble right away. It took a minute or two to actually appear. I had to do some research and what I discovered was that, while a typical vehicle would have the return hose connect directly to the bottom of the reservoir, in the volvo it connects near the top. Inside the reservoir, to keep the fluid from becoming aerated, there is a small, plastic, "L" shaped tube that connects to the p/s return on the INSIDE of the reservoir. In the case of the vehicle I was working on, this tube had popped off causing the fluid to become severely aerated. The air would enter the system (after developing from running for a short bit) causing it to sound like it had a bad pump.

So, if you suspect that the power steering pump is bad, check the fluid level first (as you always should) and examine the condition of it right after running it. The cap might be pressurized and pop off, which is a very good indication of the problem I'm speaking of. The fluid may pour out as well. In any case, if it's foamy, though otherwise at least filled to the minimum line, look inside the reservoir towards the engine side of it where the return line enters to see if you see either a black plastic tube running to the bottom or a beveled, metal tube that has nothing connected. If you check and see the latter, fish around in the reservoir for the plastic tube. You should find it and can likely pop it back on to the return tube. Bleed the system as you normally would and you should find that the problem goes away. Hope that helps!

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Check power steering reservoir for fluid. Also check for any leaking oil brom your steering rack. If pump is belt driven check your belt for tightness and any cracking. Any cracking and it is time for a new belt. I am going to bet on low fluid though.

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You are going to need a really long funnel for this. The reservoir is below the alternator near the firewall. Probably need a flashlight to find it.

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How do i flush the hydraulic steering system

You really can't flush out the steering system fluid other then siphoning the fluid out of the steering pump reservoir. This is the easy way.
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Remove the filler cap from the top of your power steering system then disconnect the reservoir's hose. It should be located on the bottom of the reservoir. The hose can be tough to remove, so make sure you have plenty of patience.

Replace the reservoir's hose with another hose. It should lead to an empty container. You'll use this container to store the old power steering fluid as it leaves the reservoir. Lift the front end of your car off the ground by using a car jack.

Add new power steering fluid to the reservoir. As you add the new lubricant, it will force the old lubricant into the tube you've connected to the bottom of the reservoir.

Climb into the drivers seat and rack your steering wheel back and forth. The wheel should be locked in place, allowing only a slight range of mobility. This will help the extra lubricant within the power steering system to drain.

Watch the empty container. It should fill with old lubricant. Once the old lubricant has been flushed and you see clean fluid replacing it, you've finished the hard part.

Disconnect your hose and move the container. Replace the original reservoir hose. Pour new, clean power steering fluid into the reservoir. Rack your steering wheel a few more times to squeeze out air that might be trapped in the lines. Replace the filer cap and close your done.

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