How to Replace Power Steering Fluid For a 2009 Nissan Murano

You can replace your power steering fluid in your 2009 Nissan Murano yourself, or take it to a mechanic. Either way, you should replace it about every two years or 30,000 miles.
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To replace your 2009 Nissan Murano’s power steering fluid, just drain the old fluid out from the reservoir, fill it up with new fluid, then check it periodically to make sure the level is still good and the fluid is clean.
If you notice your steering wheel isn’t as responsive as it should be or you’re hearing strange noises when you try to turn, you might need to replace your Murano’s power steering fluid. You can always take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic to get your power steering fluid flushed and changed, but you can also do it yourself. 
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How do I replace my 2009 Nissan Murano’s power steering fluid?

If you want to replace the power steering fluid on your 2009 Nissan Murano yourself, just follow these steps:
  • Jack up the front of your car. If you don’t have a jack, you can skip this step. However, lifting your vehicle will give you a little more room to work.
  • Disconnect the return line. Connect it to a drain pipe and have a drain pan waiting underneath to catch the steering fluid.
  • Turn your steering wheel. You’ll want to go all the way from one side to the other to pump out the power steering fluid.
  • Locate the power steering reservoir. It should be white with a black cap directly to the left of your engine.
  • Refill the reservoir partway, then turn the wheel to flush again. Repeat 3-4 times to flush out all the old fluid.
  • Reconnect the fluid line and fill the reservoir with new fluid and replace the cap.
If you’d prefer to have a professional handle changing your power steering fluid, you can take your vehicle to a mechanic. Keep reading for the advantages and disadvantages of taking your vehicle to a repair shop.
MORE: How to check and add power steering fluid

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

If you feel confident that you can change your power steering fluid yourself, go for it! Replacement fluid will cost between $10 and $20. 
However, if you’re afraid you might not do the job well, taking your Murano to a mechanic is the way to go. It will be more expensive though—expect a bill of around $120 for
power steering fluid service

Which power steering fluid is best for a 2009 Nissan Murano?

There are a lot of great options for power steering fluid, but Nissan recommends using a full synthetic power steering fluid.
Here are some options:
Power steering fluid
Amount
Cost
Prestone PSF
12 ounces
$12.99
Peak Full Synthetic Asian
12 ounces
$16.49
Idemitsu Lubricants
12 ounces
$5.51
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When do I need to replace my 2009 Nissan Murano’s power steering fluid?

Nissan recommends replacing the power steering fluid in your Murano every two years or 30,000 miles. This should keep your power steering fluid clean and your system running smoothly. 
However, sometimes you might need to replace your power steering fluid before you reach 30,000 miles. If you notice any of these signs, go ahead and change your power steering fluid:
  • Strange noises like grinding or screeching when you turn the wheel
  • Difficulty steering
  • Bubbles in your power steering fluid
  • Fluid leakage
  • Color change in your power steering fluid
Your power steering fluid is essential, but so are other parts of your vehicle.
Properly maintaining your car
can improve the lifespan of your vehicle. 

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FAQs

Absolutely! All you need to do is flush your old fluid out and put new fluid into your reservoir. Doing it yourself will save you some money!
You should typically replace your power steering fluid every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, if you start having trouble with your steering, go ahead and change your power steering fluid earlier.
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