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Old 09-28-2018, 09:24 PM   #1
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Power Steering fluid and filter change

My Freightliner Maintenance Manual suggests changing the power steering fluid and filter annually.
Does everyone with a FL chassis do it this often? I had my previous coach on FL chassis for 11 years and never did this, and never had any problems. Annually seems a little overkill.

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Old 09-28-2018, 09:44 PM   #2
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The manual on my 99 XC chassis , says every 6 months or 6,000 miles

Guess I'd better get at that , I'm 8 years behind.

JMHO: I can go along with a short interval on the first change ; to make sure any manufacturing debris is out of the system ; but after that , I'd think 3 years and 36,000 miles, should be good.

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Old 09-29-2018, 06:03 AM   #3
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Looked on the receipt for my two year service in Gaffney and it says they did change the power steering fluid and filter.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:47 PM   #4
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Every year when it's time to perform the "annuals", i.e., oil & filter change,
fuel filters change, etc., I don't feel good about changing the power steering fluid & filter...but, because the manual calls for it, I do it. In fact, that was one of my chores today...& I can't seem to keep it "non-messy". Why it's necessary for our motorhomes and not for our tow vehicles, I do not know. I never do the change for my CRV "toad", or my Ranger pickup. Until I understand and feel confident it's perfectly fine to do it every other
year, for example, I plan to continue to include it among the "annuals".
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