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Old 11-15-2011, 07:53 AM
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power steering/power brake fluid

So I was unaware that the power steering/power brake pump took ATF. I had to replace a hose on the pump and I topped it off with about 3/4 of a quart of power steering fluid. Will I see any problems.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:32 AM
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Yes. Do a flush ASAP.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:17 AM
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Yes. Do a flush ASAP.
Agreed.

If you're in a really cold or hot climate I'd recommend synthetic ATF as well.

Here's a good video on how to really flush it well.

How to: Power Steering Flush (Video)
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So I was unaware that the power steering/power brake pump took ATF. I had to replace a hose on the pump and I topped it off with about 3/4 of a quart of power steering fluid. Will I see any problems.
You might run into some issues. The PS set ups on these trucks requires Mercon ATF, not power steering fluid. The good news, most any of the cheapest ATFs will work. I have Wally World Dex/Merc in mine...seems to be doing just fine.
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Mobile 1 synthetic is good stuff and reasonably priced.
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Looks like I will be doing a flush. Thanks for the input.
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Just did this yesterday...it's an easy 15 min operation with one person. I can't say it made my pwr steering whine quiet down much if any, but the brake pedal def feels firmer...I used a clear vinyl hose to flush so I could see what was coming out and when it started clearing up during the flush...which was about 2 quarts..I did a 3 quart flush just to be anal. The old fluid was very dark. Its easy and cheap maintenance.
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