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Old 06-17-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Flushing power steering system

I may have accidentally added brake fluid to my power steering. How does one go about flushing the system? It's a 1992 Southwind P-30 chassis. My front brakes are getting hot and locking up when everything cools down I can roll.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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I hope you did not add ps fluid to the brake master or res. With the front brakes getting hot sounds like you may have. If so, every rubber bit in the brake system will need to be changed and the lines flushed. If you added brake fluid to your ps res than the only thing you might get is leakage and a groul whene turning the wheel and no effect on the brakes. You might have the hydroboost system that is part of the ps system but you would only get no power brakes if effected.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:57 AM   #3
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Nope, didn't put PS fluid in brake system. It was the other way around. I did it last year after I changed the rotors, calipers, hoses and pads. It seems like I remember filling the PS res with fluid, turning the wheel and pumping the contaminated fluid out. I did this about 2 or 3 times. It does have the hydro boost system. We took the coach out mothers Day weekend without any problems. On Memorial Day week we went out, drive maybe 8 miles and the brakes locked up so I called my neighbor who was going camping as well, thinking the emergency brake was the problem had him bring some bolt cutters to cut the cable. While waiting and after further inspection I found a spring broke on the pedal linkage down by the tranny. By now 30 mins. had passed and the front had cooled down and by the time he had reached us I was able to roll and we drive on down to the campground. Now to present time. We took the coach down to the campground which is about an hour and a half away. We got about half way back to our site and the thing started locking up, barely made it to the site. Cooked up some super while it cooled down and it was able to move. Let me add, on the trip home Memorial Day it made it home without any problem.
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