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fluids help

ok so the truck has 137,XXX on it and i want to change all the fluids in it..what all do i need to change diff, transfer, what about the antifreze???? anything else that i might want to change
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Flush the brake and power steering systems. Also tranny. Anitfreeze yes. Everything else yes.
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how hard is it to flush the brakes and the power steering?? Would the owners maual have all the information that i need for the types of fluids...also would you sugest geting a diffrent type of fluid??
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The manual will show fluid type and capacity. I personnally like to spend the extra money on quality fluids but you don't have to.

I think all you do to flush the power steering is pull off a line from the rack but I'm not sure. All you do for the brakes is bleed each side until you see clear fluid.
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ok gotcha i got my maunal out...never thought about that....lol
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ok so looking threw the haynes manual and it says for the power steering fluid to use automatic transmission fluid...is that right??? thought they made actual power steering fluid
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ATF and power steering are the same thing.
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I usually remove old fluid from the Power Steering reservoir, and add new. Then turn wheel lock to lock, and continue removing and adding until it's all new.
After 5 cycles it's all nice and red.
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kk thanks for the help
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