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    is the power steering fluid supposed to be red, only i checked mine today and its a yucky, greeny/yellow colour and it smells burnt, if i wanted to change the fluid has anyone got any tips on how to drain it, refill it and bleed it etc,,my steering not been feeling right for a while which is what prompted me to check it, most cars i've owned i'm sure the fluid was red in colour.....to double check i am looking at the right thing on my car, is it the white plastic bottle thing at the back of the engine...my car is 1.8 sri , 56 reg...thanks in advance guys

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    its behind the front bumper on drivers side, but i think on some vectras its in the engine bay somebody will correct me if im wrong , but im sure it will be behind the bumper or you cn get to it if you take the wheel arch linner part back

    think you are looking at brake fluid
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    I did this at the weekend! and it helped my steering feel no end

    You get green and red fluid, so green is ok! mine was black... Your not supposed to mix them.

    I think the only way to fully drain it is to take off the return pipe and let it pump out, but i just drained the reservoir and refilled for now, which has solved the problem anyway.

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    Actually, just read that properly, and that does sound like the brake fluid.

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    I am pretty sure the bottle is located behind the engine between block and bulkhead to passenger space, low down.

    If it is on the end of the brake servo, then that's the brake res.

    If it is yacky, then I would get as much of the old out as possible. I wouldn't let the pump run dry though.

    Bleeding is fairly simple by moving steering from side to side, gradually moving it more and more from the central position, until you can turn lock to lock. Maybe a good idea to jack up the front wheels or put skid plates under the tyres to reduce the load and reduce tyre scuffing. ENSURE bottle is topped up throughout the process......


    Skid plate can be easily made from 2 piece of metal plates under each tyre for each side. One on top of the other with grease between them. The steering then slides the plates in relation to each other. Just put them on the floor and drive onto them.

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    Would it be okay to just syphon as much as possible out then put new stuff in a few times?

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    Probably, but quite wasteful of fluid

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    On Vectras it seems to be the green Pentosin CHF11S fluid not compatible with the red hydraulic fluid really.

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    Cheersvfor the replies, my bottle is as someone said above , a white plastic bottle between bulkhead and engine low down, would it be ok to use a big syringe and tube to remove as much as possible then top up with new stuff, cos not really sure how to drain it out completely

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    i just drained the steering fluid reservoir by pumping out and toped up with a green steering liquid from FEBI (supposed to be OK and approved by GM). Mine was green with some kind of sludge and very smelly...

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