Power steering fluid

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cptnsolo77
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Power steering fluid

Post by cptnsolo77 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:50 pm

Last year I flushed my power steering fluid ( after over 200K ) via the turkey baster method. I used Prestone power steering fluid as a replacement and over the years I have topped off with the same. Duh at me....I just realized that the recommended fluid is Dex III.....soooooo.....would it be safe to flush it AGAIN with Dex III ? Im at 250K now. Thanks in advance ! :D
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on

Bookworm
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Re: Power steering fluid

Post by Bookworm » Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 am

I _believe_ that the manual for the Vibes is wrong - it's generally power steering fluid.

Really, a mechanic i trusted years ago said that there's not a lot of difference, and if you accidentally put one in the other, it usually does no harm at all.

Since it was when I called because a GF poured transmission fluid into the power steering bottle, and that Mazda 323 never had steering issues, I think it's reasonable.

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