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Moyseyy1985

im sorry to bother you ans ask this stupid question Hey sir joined you live but my question was not answered , so here it is maybe it's not as important as other questions , I accidentally topped of auto zone brand power steering fluid on my 2015 Toyota Camry V6 vehicle inside the brake resevior , confused it for PS fluid , I think I topped of 1-5 oz max , however I drove a times and pressed the brake pedal too, after I realized my error , I chicken bastered it out the reservior , if it helps , what should I do now , is it ok to drive or not ?

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Moyseyy1985
Moyseyy1985

scott , im sorry to tell you this , but your channel on youtube is not up to date with current vehicles on the market and technology , i wish you can help the people .

Paul Ng
Paul Ng

The two don't mix, but power steering fluid is lighter than brake fluid so it'll stay near the top. You did good in siphoning out through the top reservoir to get most of it out. If you are doing some of the work yourself, you can push the front caliper pistons in to get more brake fluid back into the reservoir (almost as a back-flush technique) and siphon as much of the fluid out, and then refilling it. Normally, that is not recommended on old cars because you may get rusty fluid into your ABS system, but your car is fairly new. It will remove more of the power steering fluid and buy you some time until you get a chance to find somebody who can purge system thoroughly. You can do it yourself if you don't mind spending a lot of time with a Mityvac unit pumping fluid out a little bit at a time.

Moyseyy1985
Moyseyy1985

so with 1-5 oz of petroluem power steering that was accidenlty mixed into the brake reservior definitely cause long term damage leading to sudden lock up in my 2015 toyota camry v6 ? i dont mind flushing the system, however not many mechanics use power bleeder, in fact they bleed the lay man way, so my question is will flushing the brake system with new dot 3 fluid compleletly clean the ps contaminate and stop further damage to my rubber, seals , i dont know what else will cause more money spent, am i safe to say bleeding will stop the damage ?

user456101
user456101

Mechanics have a special piece of equipment to remove fluid and replace it with good fluid - this is the power bleeder. The long term damage, if the power bleeder is not used, is that the brakes will fail and you might die.

Moyseyy1985
Moyseyy1985

with his power bleeder no comprendo ? what are the long term damage are you talking about ?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

already answered this elsewhere, but basically have a pro flush out the whole brake system with his power bleeder to make sure no long term damage occurs