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dgs 06-15-2008 04:55 PM

PS Fluid
The shop manual says use Type F trans fluid in the Power Steering. I don't have any, and I'm not sure how hard it is to get but I do have some modern Mercon/Dextron fluid.

Is that OK to use in my PS system or am I going to have problems? I read that I shouldn't use it in the tranny as it may cause shifting issues, but that (obviously) doesn't apply here.


Bob M 06-15-2008 06:26 PM

I just went to Walmart and bought Power sterring fluid fo mine and it works also I got type F at NAPA store
Bob M

dgs 06-15-2008 06:27 PM

Actually, I just noticed that the dipstick says 'Type A', not 'Type F'. I also noticed that Type F seems to be available according to Auto Zone's web site. I'm headed to get some Type F, or if I can find it, Type A, but it doesn't look like that's available.

dgs 06-15-2008 06:28 PM

Thanks Bob, you and I were posting at the same time.

dgs 06-15-2008 07:17 PM

BTW - I went with the Type F for 2 reasons:
  1. I had already put Type F in when I rebuilt the front end last summer and replaced the PS lines adn therefore had to replace the fluid.
  2. Since it called for trans fluid, I thought I'd stick with trans fluid rather than PS fluid.

bcomo 06-15-2008 11:42 PM

Type F is what I also use in the trans and PS.

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