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CARDONE Recommends Fluid List for Power Steering


3/18/2010

OEs recommend many different types of fluids for use in power steering systems.
 

When flushing a power steering system or replacing a power steering pump you should be thinking, "What type of fluid should I use in my power steering system?" You might think "Power steering fluid, of course!" Not necessarily so. The fact is, OEs recommend many different types of fluids for use in power steering systems.  
 
Through CARDONE’s research on alldatapro.com and other industry sources, they came up with a recommended fluid list to help "steer" you in the right direction. See the list below.

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*Please note: This is not a comprehensive list and is meant as a general guideline only.  Refer to the manufacturer's specifications before providing any service.

The list is formatted in this order: Make, Model, Fluid Type, OE #


Acura   All    Honda P/S Fluid    08206-9002
Audi    All    Pentosin CHF    G002 000
BMW    All from 9/91 production    Pentosin CHF 11S    82 11 1 468 041
BMW    All up to 9/91 production    Pentosin CHF 7.1    81 22 1 468 879
Chrysler/Dodge    Post-1998 (unless specified)    ATF+4    05166226AA
Chrysler/Dodge    All pre-1998    P/S Fluid    4883077
Daewoo    All    Dexron II or III   
Ford/Linc/Merc    All    Mercon ATF   
General Motors    All    P/S Fluid    89021184 or 89020661
Honda    All    Honda P/S Fluid    08206-9002
Hyundai    Check application    P/S Fluid 3 or Dexron II   
Jaguar    All    Dexron III   
Jeep    09-05 Grand Cherokee, all engines    WK Hydraulic    05142893AA
Jeep    09-06 Commander, 5.7L    WK Hydraulic    05142893AA
Jeep    07-06 Commander, 3.7L & 4.7L    WK Hydraulic    05142893AA
Jeep    All post-1998 (unless specified)    ATF+4    05166226AA
Jeep    Pre-1998 & pre-2005 Grand Cherokee    P/S Fluid    4883077
Infiniti    All    Dexron III or equivalent ATF   
Isuzu    All    Dexron II or III   
Kia    Check application    P/S Fluid or Dexron III   
Land Rover    All    Dexron II or III   
Lexus    All    Dexron II or III   
Mazda    All    Dexron III or equivalent ATF   
Mercedes-Benz    Check application    Pentosin CHF 11S    MB 001 989 24 03 10
Mercedes-Benz    Check application    P/S Fluid    MB 000 989 88 33
Mini    All    Pentosin CHF 11S    82 11 1 468 041
Mitsubishi    Check application    P/S Fluid or Dexron II   
Nissan/Datsun    All    Dexron III or equivalent ATF   
Porsche    All    Pentosin CHF 11S or CHF 202   
Saab    Check application    Varies by application   
Saturn    All    P/S Fluid    89021184 or 89020661
Scion    All    Dexron II or III   
Subaru    All    Dexron II or III   
Suzuki    All    Dexron II or III   
Toyota     All    Dexron II or III   
Volkswagen    All from 4/89 production    Pentosin CHF    G002 000
Volkswagen    All up to 3/89 production    P/S Fluid     ZVW 239902
Volvo    Check application    Varies by application   

  Previous Comments
avatar   Bob   star   3/26/2010   12:40 PM

Now I see your point. Good question! Think they had planned to stop the manufacture of ATF, and go strickly with Mercon and Mercon V?



avatar   Ed   star   3/25/2010   3:41 PM

Bob, that I know, but my question about Ford is a bit intricate too. They were recommending the use of Type F in their PS systems while Mercon (III) was available everywhere. My understanding of Mercon V is that it is Mercon (III) but starting with a synthetic base stock, giving it a higher viscosity index rating. So why wait until Mercon V's introduction to switch to Mercon in Ford P/S systems?



avatar   BOB   star   3/23/2010   12:45 PM

Ed, the transmission has more intrique (spelling?) parts than the power steering...the fluid would make a big difference. Have you ever seen a 4L80E or Allison Trans torn down?



avatar   Ed   star   3/18/2010   3:38 PM

Chrysler vehicles required PS fluid that meets or exceeds Chrysler's MS-spec, there is even a TSB posted for Jeeps that had gear box failures due to using non MS-spec fluid.







My big question is about Ford actually. For the longest time, Ford recommended Type F ATF to be used in their PS systems. Then around the mid-to-late 90s, with the introduction of Mercon V, they switched across the board, but they still had some "brand new" pumps that had been in use prior to the switch. In transmission applications, neither fluid is a substitute for the other, so how come it is in power steering?
















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