If you have a Honda Civic and need to check, add, or flush the power steering fluid, it is easy to do.
Keeping the fluid at the right level is needed for the power steering to operate correctly.
A flush should also be done periodically as part of regular maintenance.
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The fluid should be between these two levels.
If the fluid is below the Lower Level, marking fluid should be added.
If the fluid is accidentally overfilled, it should be drained out until the level is lowered below the Upper Level marking.
New fluid is added at the top of the reservoir.
Do not add too much fluid or go over the marking labeled Upper Level.
A funnel can be used to help get the fluid into the reservoir without spilling it.
How To Flush the Power Steering Fluid Honda Civic
Flushing is done when the fluid becomes very old and dark.
The old fluid is removed, and new fluid is added to keep the power steering unit lubricated and working well.
The old fluid can be removed with a pump or by removing the bottom hose on the reservoir.
Most will use a pump as they are low-cost items and work well at quickly removing the old fluid.
Most often, the old fluid is removed, the engine started, and the steering wheel moved from full left to full right 2-3 times, and then the fluid is pumped out again.
The fluid can be pumped out again if the fluid is still very black.
Doing regular maintenance on a Honda Civic Power Steering unit is required to keep it operating.
If the reservoir is low more fluid should be added, being careful not to overfill it.
If the fluid is very dark and looks black, it should be replaced by pumping out the old fluid and adding in new fluid.
The bottom hose on the fluid reservoir can also be removed and the fluid drained out.
When maintained regularly, the power steering unit on a Honda Civic will last for many years.
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