How to Replace Power Steering Fluid For a 2008 Ford Escape

The 2008 Ford Escape has power steering, which means it does not use power steering fluid—so you’ll never need to replace it!
Written by Patrick Price
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The 2008 Ford Escape uses electric power steering (EPS) instead of a traditional hydraulic system. Electric power steering systems do not use power steering fluid, so you’ll never have to change it. 
If you've been trying to change the power steering fluid in your 2008 Ford Escape, you've probably been having a little bit of trouble figuring out how to do it. There's a good reason for that—the Ford 2008 Ford Escape does not have power steering fluid.
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How do I replace my 2008 Ford Escape’s power steering fluid?

As mentioned above, you will never need to
service the power steering fluid
in a 2008 Ford Escape. 
Starting in 2008, Ford began manufacturing the Escape model using new electronic power steering (EPS) systems. Instead of depending on hydraulics like traditional power steering, EPS uses a small electronic motor, a power steering control module(PSCM), and sensors to control the steering.

Should I change it myself or take it to a mechanic?

In general, EPS systems are reliable and require very little maintenance, and most drivers never experience any issues. You usually can resolve any issues you may have by shutting off your car and restarting it. Since the EPS is an electrical system, restarting the car’s electronic control unit (ECU) and PSCM should work out any bugs in the system. 
If you run into any serious and persistent power steering problems, you’ll need to have your car looked at by an automotive electrician to diagnose and fix the EPS issue. 

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since you'll never have to worry about purchasing power steering fluid or paying someone to flush and refill your fluid reservoir.
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FAQs

No. You cannot replace the power steering fluid in your 2008 Ford Escape for the simple reason that that model does not use power steering fluid at all.
You’ll never need to replace the power steering fluid in your 2008 Ford Escape—it doesn’t use power steering fluid.
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