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Unread 04-24-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default What power steering fluid to use?

Hey just wanted to know what power steering fluid I need to use for the 5.0 and how much it takes. I've also heard something about using Tanny fluid for the power steering pump...is that possible?
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I've heard it's basically the same but i buy royal purple power steering fluid for my car. You'll have to fill it up, start the car and turn the wheels to the left and right, not full lock though, and keep adding fluid till it hits the fill line.
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you would need to look it up to see what your car need. my 2001 needs automatic trans fluid for the power steering. im pretty sure your car also would need it but i would check just to be sure
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i use royal purple but the factory recomendation is....

Motorcraft MERCON Automatic Transmission Fluid (XT-2-QDX)
 
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How much does it take?
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i'm not positive i think it takes about a pint....
 
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If you have a Fox then it take Type F Fluid Only!
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type F ATF works..i have lucas power steering stabilizer in mine,i may be nuts,but it seemed to smooth it out a little..its about $10 for a bottle
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Thats another one of my old school tricks I was taught I always use transmission fluid heck its alot cheaper I use it in all mine even my daily driver 78 bronco with 400m.....I heard tranny fluid is a little thiner but dont know if its true or not.....
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From my understanding the Type F is Required because it is has a little more Viscositiy.
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i use amsoil synthetic atf fluid in mine it is Type F certified
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I use Castrol Transmax Z. Same stuff in my T5. Castrol ATF TQ DIII is good too.
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