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Old 03-14-2003, 07:04 PM
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ps flush

You can drain the PS from the steering box and get a clean flush very easily we discuss this on this thread: A few W126 repair questions
hope it helps. By the way I have used both ATF and PS fluid in older cars. I concur with LArry if you have the choice use the PS fluid it is not that expensive and was made for this purpose.
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Old 03-14-2003, 08:32 PM
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Mercedes approved only two types of ATF fluid for power-steering use: Dextron Type II and Type "F".

Most ATF fluid today is Dextron Type III which contain slipperiness additives, which is why they will eventually leak if you continue to use a Dextron Type III ATF fluid in your power-steering unit.

I myself just purchase MB's powersteering fluid, and no worries.

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