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#4626679 - 01/07/18 08:37 AM Power steering fluid?
lawnguy Offline


Registered: 08/17/14
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Loc: Florida
Does anyone know how many quarts of power steering fluid is needed to complete a power steering flush and refill on a 2000 f150 4.6 v8 ?


Edited by lawnguy (01/07/18 08:38 AM)

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#4626682 - 01/07/18 08:40 AM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
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Loc: Indiana
I'd say you'd be fine with 2 quarts. That said, it'll probably be just a tad more for a gallon.
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#4626687 - 01/07/18 08:49 AM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: dlundblad]
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Registered: 08/19/10
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What kind of fluid would you use as the final fill? I ask because my pal has the same vehicle in a 1997 vintage.

I want to "rinse" his ancient fluid with some clear, generic PS fluid then displace that with proper fluid.

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#4626701 - 01/07/18 09:01 AM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
lawnguy Offline


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My truck take Mercon V as power steering fuild. I was going to complete the job with Mobil 1 ATF.

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#4626839 - 01/07/18 11:40 AM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: lawnguy
My truck take Mercon V as power steering fuild. I was going to complete the job with Mobil 1 ATF.


I have NEVER heard of any vehicle that "needed" a synthetic power steering fluid.

I always just use what ever hydraulic fluid is cheap at the farm store.
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#4626927 - 01/07/18 12:48 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
SHOZ Offline


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Loc: Illinois
If the fluid is dark then the system needs cleaned or your new fluid will just get dark again fast.

I'm of the opinion there is so little fluid in the PS system that a flush does little good. Might just as well open the cooler hose and let it drain out and refill.
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#4626977 - 01/07/18 01:49 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: Linctex]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: lawnguy
My truck take Mercon V as power steering fuild. I was going to complete the job with Mobil 1 ATF.


I have NEVER heard of any vehicle that "needed" a synthetic power steering fluid.

I always just use what ever hydraulic fluid is cheap at the farm store.


Many Euro cars spec synthetic CHF 11S and CHF 202 are common replacement fluids for these applications.
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#4627014 - 01/07/18 02:33 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
dogememe Offline


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Those use ATF not power steering fluid.
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#4627230 - 01/07/18 05:30 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: dogememe]
Trav Offline


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What takes ATF? Not the ones that take CHF 11s or 202.

Quote:
Pentosin: Some vehicle specifications state CHF 7.1, CHF 11S and CHF 202 can be substituted, but not mixed with, CHF 7.1. CHF 11S and CHF 202 are fully compatible and mixable. Pentosin fluids should not be mixed with ATF fluids. Power Steering: Power steering specifications are set by the OE.
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#4627386 - 01/07/18 07:52 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: lawnguy]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Many mechanics have used ATF for power steering fluid for many decades now...
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#4627603 - 01/07/18 10:26 PM Re: Power steering fluid? [Re: Linctex]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Some vehicles you cannot. Try that in any of the vehicles that Trav is thinking of, and "many mechanics" will be changing pumps and racks in short order. wink
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