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Old 01-25-2012, 12:16 PM
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Default Which kind of power steering fluid?

What kind of power steering fluid do I put in my truck. Appears that I am low its at the Add mark, did not want to have to go back to the dealer just for that. Any suggestions?? How much do I put in? Thanks
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:19 PM
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ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. It's in the owner's manual.

If you're low, you may have more problems than just low fluid. Check the pump and rack for leak(s).
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:39 PM
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I was thinking that too. I have checked for leaks but not seeing anything. Not sure how long it has been low as checked for the fist time the other day. I was going to top it off and then seeing if it drops again and then taking it back to the dealer. I will check the tranny fluid also. How long does the truck have to run before checking the fluid. Does it have to be running at the time?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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check oil - not running
check tranny fluid - running
p/s fluid - not running
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:10 PM
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check oil - not running
check tranny fluid - running
p/s fluid - not running
Thanks very much. I will work on this, will advise of progress
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:07 PM
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A good place to start looking for leaks is the pressure hose as well as the return hose. Pressure hoses are known to get small holes where the fluid just drips out slowly.
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x2 on the ATF+4..sad thing is that mine is full but my PS pump whines like a constipated elephant. I thought it was just a cold weather problem but now I have it happening daily don't feel like replacing it until spring but I don't think I can wait much longer..
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:37 PM
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Make sure you check tranny fluid while the truck is in neutral too. This will circulate the fluid giving you an accurate level.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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Make sure you check tranny fluid while the truck is in neutral too. This will circulate the fluid giving you an accurate level.
Thanks all for the info. Did not get time to run out to the shop today so will see how it goes tomorrow. I checked tranny and its fine
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