WTF, ATF in the power steering?

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Darwin Award is on the way to me. I poured some power steering fluid in the power steering reservoir without reading the ENGLISH on the cap. Do ATF and power steering fluid play well together?
 
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Rookie2 said:
I thought ATF was the recommended fluid to use.
As landpimp has so gently pointed out...you're correct. I did not read the top of the cap before mixing the existing ATF with power steering fluid.
 

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Tuner said:
As landpimp has so gently pointed out...you're correct. I did not read the top of the cap before mixing the existing ATF with power steering fluid.
Oh yes... I misread your original thread.

BTW, you have to die in order to be a candidate for the Darwin Award... you're still alive ain't you? :D
 

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PS fluid and ATF are almost identicle, I believe the ATF has more detergents in it. Several manufacturers list ATF as the recommended fluid for the PS system. Don't use it in a Honda, though.

-Spike
 

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easy to purge if you are concerned, and probably a good thing for the system too in any case if you haven't done it recently
 
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