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Old 10-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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How do I replace the power steering filter?

I have a 2006 ZX4... I have bubbles in the power steering with noise. I would like to try to clean the filter but have no idea where it is or how to get it out.


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Old 10-29-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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There is no filter, you have a leak somewhere
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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^ Ditto. There is no power steering filter. You probably have a leak at the pump.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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There is always a screen in there somewhere, you must tear power unit down to get to it. Give up on that.

Not your trouble anyway, you gotta leak somewhere as they say.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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On a related topic, it's considered a good idea by some people to ADD an inline PS filter to the return line to the reservoir when replacing the pump or rack, to catch debris that is still circulating in the system from the part that failed.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:47 AM   #6
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Most of it actually grinds up so fine it would take one heck of a filter to trap it, and I'd be looking to clean that filter too. I just wait till fluid gets gray looking and then using like $2 turkey baster suck reservoir dry and add fluid on a semi-regular basis until fluid color is mostly red again. At 75+K miles or so I will dump all fluid while running rack limit to limit and then refill. I've never changed a line or pump or rack on any car I've ever had in 35 years. It's not changing fluid that allows the metal glitter to eat the seals.

Yes indeedy, add-on filter is a plus there. A plus on any power system.
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The inside diameter of the power steering return line, is it 3/8"?

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The OEM PS filter is located next to the muffler bearing FYI.
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The OEM PS filter is located next to the muffler bearing FYI.
On some 2006 models it's upstream of the perceptive trembler.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:15 PM   #10
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On the 03 it's closer to the flux capacitor.
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