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can you run a thicker oil for power steering?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by wingysataday, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. wingysataday

    wingysataday

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    I thought I read a post that people were putting gear oil in the power steering. I think the problem with my ps is the oil gets super thin when hot. My ps works when it's cold and after I drive a bit it slowl y stops working!
     
  2. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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    I'm no expert on power steering, but all car fluids break down over time. Might just be that the fluid thats in there needs replacing. (It's auto tranny fluid.) There on posts on draining/filling the PS pump. (It's a cheap and simple thing to do also, so can't really hurt.)