Power Steering Fluid Change?
When it comes to information about car maintenance, the majority of the time you will hear about how often and why you should change your engine oil and your transmission fluid to ensure long vehicle life. However, one fluid you will rarely hear about is when or whether you should ever change your power steering fluid.
The oddity of this is when power steering system problems do happen with some Toyota or Lexus models (which you can expect once or twice the lifetime of a vehicle) a generic steering pump failure diagnosis leads to a power steering pump summarily being replaced without an understanding of what really went wrong.
In a recent Car Care Nut YouTube channel episode, what went wrong---at least in some cases---can be explained by a new problem that the host has observed and identified while working on a Lexus LS430 that involves the power steering system---a clogged screen within the power steering pump supply feed.
To find out more about his discovery, watch the video in its entirety where you will learn what to look for to head off a power steering problem, how often you should change your power steering fluid, and some common problems to look for in a used Lexus LS430 that in spite of being a great car and highly recommended over the LS460 model, does have its share of problems that can be expensive to have fixed.
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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