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Old 04-12-2008, 09:55 PM
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atf or power steering fluid?

which am i supposed to use in the power steering? atf? or power steering fluid?

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:07 PM
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the book calls for type a transmission fluid... since there is no type a fluid anymore, I use power steering fluid. it has conditioners and such for the pumps and it's less expensive than atf.
the synthetic stuff from prestone I think is what I use... not sure though. don't forget to change the filter in there.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:24 PM
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The fluid from MB has a Dex II spec on it
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:24 PM
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Tranny fluid tends to find/create (the) imperfections in the system. If you are running tranny fluid in your PS system w/o issues- go ahead. If not, change to PS fluid, it tends to not leak, stop leaks.

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