Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2005 Honda Accord LX - replace steering fluid?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    5

    2005 Honda Accord LX - replace steering fluid?

    I was just wondering if there really is any value in replacing the steering fluid on a Honda Accord as part of a preventive maintenance plan. My car has 79,500 miles. I don't know whether that is wasting money or a valuable exercise to prevent future headaches. Please let me know.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    3
    It's always a good idea to replace or at least "freshen" the power steering fluid in a vehicle occasionally. The fluid eventually gets dirty and loses some of it's properties. Adding some new fluid (even if not replacing all of it) can go a long way to helping it do it's job. Although you can opt to have the dealer flush the fluid for big $$$, it's not necessary. I service my power steering by removing the fluid in the reservoir with a turkey baster and replenishing (get as much out as you can). If you do this 3 or 4 times over a couple of weeks, you'll replace enough of the fluid to keep everything working well. Remember that Hondas do use a propietary fluid and damage to the power steering system can result if you use the wrong fluid. I usually pick up a couple of bottles of the Honda PS fluid at the dealership for this purpose.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    13
    ^ says it all

  4. #3
    Honda-Acura
    Honda S2000

    Honda-Acura

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-acura.net content, comments, or advertising. Honda-acura.net is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-acura.net in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.