i HAVE MY MOTOR HOME AT REPAIR FACILITY AND THEY STATE THAT i MUST CHANGE ALL OF MY STEERING COMPONENTS AND BRAKE HYDRAULICS DUE TO CONTAMINATION FROM BRAKE FLUID INTO THE POWER STEERING...THIS SEEMS ODD, BUT IF IT DOES THEN i MUST FIX ALL COMPONENETS?!
CAN POWER STEERING FLUID AND BRAKE FLUID INTERMIX on 1997 Ford F-350
by MJTUFFY in Glendale, CA on July 22, 2011
ANSWER by wigsburch on July 22, 2011
did thy say how because it dosent seem possible to me both systems should be seperate
ANSWER by dave tefft on July 24, 2011
i work in a heavy duty brake distributor and this happens more than you realize.The main problem is that p/s fluid is petroleum based,and causes all the rubber parts in the brake system to swell.think about that for a moment,master cyl,hoses,calipers,abs components,wheel cylinders all HAVE TO BE REBUILT OR REPLACED!metal lines must also be flushed with clean brake fluid.if not comepletely removed,the p/s fluid WILL cause complete brake hydraulic failure,not a pleasent time in a motor home,whose brakes are usually marginal to begin with.