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ATF Fluid in Power Steering pump?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Wrench, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    I just read in the FSM and on the cap that the pump uses ATF fluid. I never thought it did. I don't know what was in there before but I filled it up after it leaked out some with power steering fluid. Is this going to hurt it? Did I do a no-no? If so how do I drain?
     
  2. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    IIRC, ATF and PS fluid are identical, 'cept ATF gets a reddish tint to make it easier to spot leaks.

    I've been a habit of using semi-synthetic for an extra $1 per bottle since it seems to help a lot with controlling overheat issues.
     
  3. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    Ok thanks for the quick response. Pheeww! I feel better now. :D