How to Change the Power Steering Fluid in a Honda Civic

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    • 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.

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      Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to get excess air out of the system.

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      Check the reservoir and add more fluid if necessary.

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