How to Replace Power Steering Fluid for 2000 Buick Centuryby Ashton Daigle
Replacing the power steering fluid on your 2000 Buick Century is an inexpensive and relatively easy repair that you can handle on your own. As a general rule of thumb, power steering does not need to be completely changed out as regularly as other fluids in your Buick Century, such as oil. Replace the power steering fluid in your 2000 Buick Century once a year. You can tell when your power steering fluid needs to be filled or changed if it becomes harder than usual to make sharp turns with your steering wheel.
Pop the hood of your Buick Century and locate the power steering reservoir tank, which is located on the driver's side of your engine, near the oil stick.
Unscrew the lid from the power steering fluid reservoir tank and set it aside.
Place the tip of the turkey baster into the power steering fluid reservoir tank with the bubble end depressed. Once the tip of the baster is inside the liquid, release the bubble end and allow the old steering fluid to be drawn up into the baster.
Empty the old fluid inside the baster into the old container.
Continue to repeat this process until the reservoir tank is completely empty.
Add the container of power steering fluid, but be careful not to overfill it. Monitor the fluid level by using the small plastic end that protrudes from the bottom of your power steering cap.
Replace the power steering cap and close your Century's hood.
- "Haynes Repair Manual: Buick Century 1997 thru 2005" ; Jay Storer, Max Haynes, Ken Freund; 2007
Things You'll Need
- Turkey baster
- Old container
- Container of power steering fluid
Ashton Daigle, a New Orleans native, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and went straight to work as a journalist. In 2005 he tackled the biggest news story of his life - Hurricane Katrina. Daigle is writing a collection of essays: What It Means to be a Saints Fan.