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I just checked my power steering fluid because my last trip had me fighting the wheel. My fluid is low, it has never been low in the 12 years I have owned the coach. I looked in my Newell manual to see what type of fluid to use and it does not say, but does say the filter should be changed every 12 months. I take the top off the reservoir and low & behold there is no filter. It is a Ross power steering system but I cannot find any info on the reservoir or the filter it is supposed to have. Any ideas out there?
Jim & Gail
1987 Newell #123
Silver 8v92/Allison 4 sp.
Toad: 2007 HHR
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#2
My owners manual has a similar statement.  My reservoir also does not have a filter in it.  I do have a remote hydraulic filter.  I change the remote filter every 15,000 miles.  I have always used a Mercron type transmission fluid.
Steve Bare
1999 Newell 2 slide #531
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#3
i would say probably a mercon3.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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#4
Thank you for all your suggestions. With help from Marcus, I found the filter at the bottom of the reservoir, held in place with a spring. Marcus & my filters were identical, Fleetguard LF634. It appears to be a very small filter for such a large size reservoir. I bought a new one and with some extra fluid the steering is back to normal.
Thanx to Newell Gurus I am back to loving my Newell.
Cheers
Jim & Gail
1987 Newell #123
Silver 8v92/Allison 4 sp.
Toad: 2007 HHR
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#5
Glad to hear your problem is solved Jim.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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#6
Jim,

Can you share more details about the filter and the process of changing it?

Thanks,
Bill
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 BMW 1200GS Adventure Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama
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#7
Hi Bill
The reservoir has a lid with a built in removable dip stick. I unscrewed the lid & lifted it off to find a spring about 6" long. I removed the spring by just lifting it out, then reached into the reservoir & removed the small filter sitting at the bottom. I used nitrile gloves as the fluid can be quite messy. My filter had a large metal washer on top of it that the spring sits on to keep pressure on the filter. I popped in the new filter, placed the washer on top of it, then the spring & lid. Very easy actually.
Hope that helps. I have pictures if that would help you.
Jim & Gail
1987 Newell #123
Silver 8v92/Allison 4 sp.
Toad: 2007 HHR
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(10-19-2018, 08:09 AM)djimellis Wrote: Hi Bill
The reservoir has a lid with a built in removable dip stick. I unscrewed the lid & lifted it off to find a spring about 6" long. I removed the spring by just lifting it out, then reached into the reservoir & removed the small filter sitting at the bottom. I used nitrile gloves as the fluid can be quite messy. My filter had a large metal washer on top of it that the spring sits on to keep pressure on the filter. I popped in the new filter, placed the washer on top of it, then the spring & lid. Very easy actually.
Hope that helps. I have pictures if that would help you.

Hi Jim , I imagine you are chomping at the bit to get going south . I have never checked the ps level on my similar coach , where is that reservoir located ? Thanks Don
Don & Linda
1987 Newell Classic 40 foot tag axle, silver 92 Turbo Ddec1
Coach #146
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