I have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. I'm getting the power steering pump replaced for a third time in 3 months. The first two were A1 Cardone pumps and both were noisy and had issues. I finally broke down and ordered an OEM pump that my mechanic is going to install next week. But I'm curious: what fluid should he be using? I don't actually know what he used the first two times. Hyundai calls for something called "PSF-3" which no one ever has and most dealerships don't stock or use. I've read where ATF is fine in these systems. When I did a simple suck out/fill of the system over the years I used both store brand power steering fluid and then Maxlife PS fluid. So...I'm guessing that it isn't too picky. I just want to see what others are using with success in early 2000s Hyundais.
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