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Old 02-27-2011, 07:00 PM
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Default power steering fluid of choice?

i dont know where to put this thread but could you guys tell me what brand of power steering fluid you use and how do you flush the old fluid out? TIA!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:05 PM
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I have always just used prestone.

It is easier to watch this then explain it.

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:08 PM
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i buy the red kind
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:18 PM
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stl im confused on that video,it says removed both hoses or remove only one but which one?
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:20 PM
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Remove both hoses.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: power steering fluid of choice?

I use SuperTech ATF fluid. Works just as well as Mercon V IMO, never caused me any problem in my power steering or transmission.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:03 AM
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Default Re: power steering fluid of choice?

MERCON V ATF Only (as per TSB) - see: Linky
PLEASE do not follow that video - you will wind up with a whining POS of a power steering pump. Their way pumps air in the lines - bad juju. May be fine for them, not us.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:18 AM
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i dont know where to put this thread but could you guys tell me what brand of power steering fluid you use and how do you flush the old fluid out? TIA!
Suck it out of resovoir, don't drain lines as that allows air into system, try to avoid air in system. I have a vacuum tool but a turkey baster with some fuel line on end (use 12", that way if falls off you can retreve it from resovoir) will do. I use power steering fluid and Lucas power steering additive.
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Did mine the same way and have had no problems.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:22 AM
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Mercon ATF myself.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: power steering fluid of choice?

im scared of removing the hoses as there is so many debris around that area lol ill probably try that turkey baster, so whats the procedure for that using a turkey baster?
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:29 PM
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i just use dot 3 brake fluid whole family does it seems to work all right
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:18 AM
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Ford TSB should end this, but it won't.
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Default Re: power steering fluid of choice?

Hey guys, jumpin in a little late, but I was in the middle of flushing my p.s. in what I now know was the improper way, via disconnecting ps cooler hose and cranking the wheel around (I had a friend pour in Mercon fluid right before I started it). Then flushed a few times with more fluid. Still squeaking. Where should I go from here? I have a vacuum tool, as well as a turkey baster ha
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Valvoline MaxLife ATF. Works good.
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