- 1). Raise the power steering reservoir. It is located on the front left (passenger) side of the engine. A link to a picture of the reservoir is included below in the Resources section.
- 2). Disconnect the black return hose from the side of the reservoir. This is also sometimes referred to as a return line.
- 3). Connect a new hose to the disconnected return hose, placing the end in a container appropriate for collecting the old fluid. The new hose should be slightly larger than the return hose so it can fit snugly around it. The actual diameter may vary.
- 4). Turn on the car and let it idle.
- 5). Move the steering wheel from side-to-side, or from lock position to lock position, until no more fluid is coming out of the hose.
- 6). Turn off the engine.
- 7). Empty the container.
- 8). Reconnect the return hose to the reservoir.
- 9). Pour new fluid in the reservoir, filling to the upper line.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to get excess air out of the system.
Check the reservoir and add more fluid if necessary.
How to Change the Power Steering Fluid in a Honda Civic