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Question Power Steering Flush-Correct Fluid????

I am getting ready to do a power steering flush. My fluid is dark brown and has a burnt smell. Truck has 155800 miles so I am guessing it is time.

Question: I have the procedure down pat but what fluid to use?? I have seen posts that recommend Mobil 1 synthetic ATF, Mercon, Mercon V, Redline. I have never used Amsoil products but in my case bought 3 qts. of Amsoil Fully Synthetic ATF. I am guessing this would work too??????

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Just an ATF would work. Shaeffer's would be great
I used the Mobil 1.



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is the 6.0 flush the same as 7.3...I've search but all i see is 7.3?
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I am getting ready to do a power steering flush. My fluid is dark brown and has a burnt smell. Truck has 155800 miles so I am guessing it is time.

Question: I have the procedure down pat but what fluid to use?? I have seen posts that recommend Mobil 1 synthetic ATF, Mercon, Mercon V, Redline. I have never used Amsoil products but in my case bought 3 qts. of Amsoil Fully Synthetic ATF. I am guessing this would work too??????

Input?? Many thanks.
Just was a local Ford dealer parts ans asked was told there book had use Mercon V

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is the 6.0 flush the same as 7.3...I've search but all i see is 7.3?

I would guess it is. Same hydro boost system.



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Also max out the brake peddle a few times. That will help circulate around the PS fluid through out the system.
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I would guess it is. Same hydro boost system.
Thanks I'll do mine this weekend
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Reviving this post from the dead. I have enough Amsoil Syn ATF to do the flush (I actually have to replace the steering gear box, waiting on my Redhead gears!) and I'm wondering if the Amsoil is just as good as anything else. If there's a better ATF to use I'll use it even though I have enough of the Amsoil around to do the job...

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