2005 Chrysler 300 Q&A
2005 Chrysler 300 Question: What should cost be to flush and replace power steering fluid?
Dealer wants to charge $169 to start, by replacing the fluid even though my local mechanic says I have a frozen universal joint. Universal joint is covered under service contract while changing fluid is considered maintenance and not covered. Can you tell if universal joint is bad without draining the power steering fluid? I believe this could be an unecessary charge and that the universal joint should be inspected first to diagnose the problem I am having. - 67fastback
fluid service is a good idea no matter what your issue. it runs about 45. as far as the universal joint, it is a common failure. get it checked somewhere else to confirm. Roy - mastertech6371
What is the problem your having? A power steering flush is highly recommend. To perform a proper P/S flush it requires a flushing chemical and new P/S fluid. $169 is a more realistic price than $45. Again I ask what is the Primary Complaint Item. - PARTS GUY